July 29, 2016 By Michael Florio
Riders will have to keep on waiting for the closed staircase at the 82nd Street subway station to reopen.
The northeast steps at the 82nd Street- Jackson Heights subway station have been closed since March.
The stairs will not reopen until August, according to an MTA spokeswoman. Sources say that it is likely to be at the end of August.
The MTA had originally hoped to reopen the stairs in May. In June the agency stated that they were targeting July as an opening date.
The entire staircase had to be rebuilt and some unforeseen issues emerged, a MTA spokeswoman said in June.
“When we were working on the upper section, we discovered foundation defects in the lower section that need to be addressed,” she said.