The MTA this week offered a view, from down below the Upper East Side, of the Second Avenue subway’s progress. The photo is a shot of the tunnels at the future 86th Street station. Kevin Ortiz, an MTA spokesman, said the excavation and lining contract is almost 65% complete.
Progress has also been made at the future 96th Street station. The contract for main site work there — relocating utilities, installing concrete slabs for the station’s outer shell and excavating entrances — will be fully complete this week, Ortiz said. The first leg of the Second Avenue subway is slated for completion by December 2016.