Project Overview

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

  • poses a safety risk to drivers, pedestrians and LIRR customers
  • contributes to noise and air pollution
  • causes lengthy commutes for drivers and LIRR customers

As trains approach New Hyde Park Station, grade crossing gates are in the down position 32 to 42 percent of the time during AM and PM peak periods, respectively. 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.

The New Hyde Park grade crossing is being reconstructed to feature a new five-lane underpass with pedestrian sidewalks on the east and west sides of the underpass. There will also be a dedicated left-turn lane from southbound New Hyde Park Road to Clinch Avenue.

This reconstructed grade crossing was designed in conjunction with the Village of New Hyde Park and will enhance safety and provide for a quieter and more livable community along the railroad. The elimination of the New Hyde Park Road 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.

New Hyde Park Temporary Fire House 02-05-19

MTA and Contractor Continue Exceeding Community Commitments in New Hyde Park

By | Covert Avenue Grade Crossing, LIRR Expansion Project, New Hyde Park Road Grade Crossing, New Hyde Park Station, New Hyde Park Substation, South 12th Street Grade Crossing
As part of the LIRR Expansion Project from Floral Park to Hicksville, the project team consisting of MTA Capital Construction and-LIRR personnel, and the Design-Build Contractor 3rd Track Constructors (3TC) continue to meet and exceed community commitments in the Village of New Hyde Park. As of last week, 3TC had...
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Covert Ave Detour - 02-07-19

Temporary Detour at Covert Avenue Successfully Expedites Work for Grade Crossing Elimination

By | Covert Avenue Grade Crossing, LIRR Expansion Project, New Hyde Park Road Grade Crossing, New Hyde Park Station, New Hyde Park Substation, South 12th Street Grade Crossing
The successful temporary detour at Covert Avenue allowed utility relocations in the area to be expedited. The project management team planned the work in advance and worked cooperatively with the Village of New Hyde Park to notify residents of the temporary road closure. The Covert Avenue grade crossing is being...
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