Project Overview

The Main Street grade crossing in the Village of Mineola is one of seven street-level crossings along the LIRR Main Line to be eliminated as part of the LIRR Expansion Project from Floral Park to Hicksville. Currently, the Main Street grade crossing poses a safety risk to drivers, pedestrians and LIRR customers; contributes to noise and air pollution; and is responsible for lengthy commutes for both drivers and LIRR customers. Specifically, in Mineola at Main Street, grade crossing gates are in the down position as much as 53 percent of the time in the AM and PM peak hour periods. The need for grade crossing elimination is further illustrated by the fact that there was a total of six fatal crashes at grade crossing locations in the LIRR Main Line corridor between 2007 to 2017.

In consultation with the Village of Mineola, vehicular traffic across the LIRR tracks will be permanently closed. A pedestrian bridge with elevators will be constructed over the tracks. Vehicular traffic will be diverted to the nearby Mineola Boulevard or Willis Avenue, both within a quarter-mile from Main Street. The proposed design includes installation of a traffic circle developed in coordination with the Village.

This reconstructed grade crossing was designed in conjunction with the Village of Mineola and will enhance safety and provide for a quieter and more livable community along the railroad. The elimination of the Main Street grade crossing is part of the LIRR Expansion Project to strengthen the reliability of LIRR infrastructure and ultimately support the growth and development of Long Island.

Long Island Business News Columnist Marc Herbst Lists Long Island Contractors’ Top 10 Resolutions for 2019

Long Island Business News Columnist Marc Herbst Lists Long Island Contractors’ Top 10 Resolutions for 2019

By | Covert Avenue Grade Crossing, LIRR Expansion Project, Main Street Grade Crossing, New Hyde Park Road Grade Crossing, School Street Grade Crossing, South 12th Street Grade Crossing, Urban Avenue Grade Crossing, Willis Avenue Grade Crossing

On January 8th, Long Island Business News columnist Marc Herbst listed Long Island contractors’ top 10 resolutions for 2019, and number eight is: To have a carefree Sunday drive up and down Covert Avenue in Floral Park without the need for a whistle stop as the first LIRR Main Line…

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