Project Overview

The Main Street grade crossing in the Village of Mineola is one of eight street-level crossings along the LIRR Main Line being eliminated as part of the LIRR Expansion Project from Floral Park to Hicksville. The Main Street grade crossing:

  • posed a safety risk to drivers, pedestrians and LIRR customers
  • contributed to noise and air pollution
  • caused lengthy commutes for both drivers and LIRR customers

In Mineola at Main Street, grade crossing gates are in the down position as much as 53 percent of the time during AM and PM peak hours. The need for grade crossing elimination is further illustrated by the 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 is being permanently closed. A pedestrian bridge with elevators will be constructed over the tracks, and vehicular traffic is being diverted to Mineola Boulevard or Willis Avenue, both within a quarter-mile from Main Street.

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.

“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

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

Construction of the LIRR Expansion Project from Floral Park to Hicksville is well underway. As part of this Project, MTACC/LIRR have developed a series of environmental and community commitments in coordination with Project-adjacent communities to minimize construction-related impacts. MTACC/LIRR have

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