In recent weeks, Camille Koorey and Judy White, LIRR Expansion Project Community Ambassadors have been meeting with the New Hyde Park community and discussing the upcoming major weekend work at Covert Avenue, which will eliminate the railroad crossing there. Beginning late evening on Friday, August 23 and concluding in the early morning of Monday, August 26, the new bridge at Covert Avenue will be pushed into position, marking a significant milestone for the much-anticipated grade crossing elimination.
Judy and Camille went door-to-door along Covert Avenue to inform business owners and residents of the upcoming work and what to expect from construction throughout the weekend. For more information and construction photos, please visit the Covert Avenue Grade Crossing project page on AModernLI.com – //www.amodernli.com/project/covert-avenue-grade-crossing-elimination/.
The LIRR Expansion Project will add a third track from Floral Park to Hicksville, reducing train congestion and delays and enabling true bi-directional service during peak hours. The Project is part of a multibillion-dollar modernization of the Long Island Rail Road, the largest investment the railroad has received in decades. Once the work is complete, the LIRR will have increased its capacity by roughly 50 percent. With the additional planned upgrades to stations, amenities, bridges and grade crossing eliminations, the project will help transform transportation across the region and provide a reliable, state-of-the-art rail system for the people of Long Island. For more information and photos of ongoing construction, please visit the LIRR Expansion Project Floral Park to Hicksville project page on AModernLI.com – //www.amodernli.com/project/thirdtrack/.