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.

Westbury Mayor Peter Cavallaro Hosts Expansion Project Team Dialogue with Local Officials Regarding Carle Place Station Enhancement

On January 15th, Mayor Peter Cavallaro of Westbury hosted a productive dialogue for the LIRR Expansion Project team with Town of North Hempstead Supervisor Judi Bosworth, Councilwoman Viviana Russell, residents of the Village of Westbury and residents of the Hamlet

LIRR Expansion Project Announces Community Scorecard as Part of Design-Builder Incentive Program

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LIRR President Phil Eng and Expansion Project Team Welcome Incoming State Senator Anna Kaplan to Community Information Center

LIRR President Phil Eng and members of the LIRR Expansion Project team were honored to welcome incoming State Senator Anna Kaplan to the LIRR Expansion Project Community Information Center in Mineola. The briefing included an overview of the project, a

LIRR Expansion Project Team, Community Leaders and Nassau County Officials Meet for Monthly Project Update and Discussion at CIC

On December 20, 2018, community leaders and Nassau County officials from LIRR Expansion Project-adjacent villages and towns gathered for a monthly project update presentation and discussion at the new Community Information Center in Mineola. The Community Information Center is located

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