Project Overview

Cherry Lane Bridge, located in the Town of North Hempstead along the LIRR Main line, has been removed and replaced with a taller three-track structure over the weekend of June 1st and 2nd 2019.

The original low-hanging bridge had been in service since 1953 and the site of many accidents over the years due to trucks striking the bridge: these strikes caused train delays in both directions while LIRR crews worked to determine the safety and structural stability of the bridge before restoring train service.

Bridges below 14 feet are especially vulnerable to bridge strikes. In 2016, there were 20 bridge strikes in Nassau County, thus the need to improve the safety and reliability for both vehicles and LIRR passengers by replacing low-hanging bridges. The new height of the rehabilitated Cherry Lane Bridge provides sufficient clearance for trucks to safely pass underneath it.

Cherry Lane Bridge was replaced using the method successfully employed at LIRR’s Post Avenue Bridge in Westbury, which was completed over a single weekend in October 2017. This effort is part of the broader LIRR Expansion Project, which began in 2018.

“Customer Conversations” Forum at Hicksville Community Center Attended by LIRR President and Other Senior Officials

LIRR Expansion Project Director Anthony Tufano joined LIRR President Phil Eng and other senior management officials for another “Customer Conversations” forum at the Hicksville Community Center. These forums are part of ongoing efforts by the LIRR to keep communities adjacent

LIRR T.R.A.C.K.S. Program Helps Develop Safety Programming for Schools along the LIRR Expansion Project Corridor

Representatives from the LIRR Expansion Project outreach team met with Chrissann Fabio and Linda Katz of the LIRR Corporate Safety Department/T.R.A.C.K.S. (Together Railroads and Communities Keeping Safe) Program to discuss age appropriate safety programming for schools along the corridor. The

Third Track Constructors Shares Project Overview with Nassau County Minority & Women-Owned Business Enterprises

On January 17th, Design-build contractor 3rd Track Constructors (3TC) MWBE/SVDOB Coordinator, William Miller, shared a project overview with various Minority and Women-Owned Business Enterprises (MWBE), including representatives from JP West Inc., C & LJ International Trade Corporation, and advisers to

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