In the first photo, a mixer truck pours concrete through a boom conveyer into what will soon become the Urban Avenue underpass.
In consultation with the Town of North Hempstead, the Urban Avenue grade crossing is being reconstructed to accommodate a two-way grade separated underpass with a pedestrian sidewalk on the west side. Railroad Avenue will bridge over the underpass and remain connected. The grade crossing reconstruction is expected to be completed by mid-2019.
The Urban Avenue Grade Crossing is one of eight to be eliminated as part of the LIRR Expansion Project from Floral Park to Hicksville. Communities near these eliminated grade crossings will benefit from reduced traffic back-ups and vehicle emissions and the absence of crossing gates, bells and train horns.
For more information, please visit the Urban Avenue Grade Crossing Elimination project page on AModernLI.com – //www.amodernli.com/project/urban-avenue-grade-crossing-elimination/.