Construction is set to begin in early February 2019 at Springfield Boulevard Bridge, which is affiliated with the elevated Queens Village Station. The project is scheduled to commence with closure of the east ends of both platforms at 12:01 AM Monday, February 4 (one minute after midnight) No elevators or stairways will be closed. Planned work will be limited to platform locations directly above the bridge structure. Select elements will be removed to enable the contractor to repair the upper portions of the girders located beneath those sections of the platform.
Trains stopping at Queens Village Station during construction will stop with all cars located west of the Springfield Boulevard Bridge – no cars will stop on the bridge under construction for safety reasons. Westbound trains will platform the rear six cars, while eastbound trains will platform the head six cars. Train crews will make announcements to notify passengers of the situation.
The Springfield Boulevard Bridge was built in 1922 in Queens Village, where it serves the Main Line; Queens Village Station is served by the Hempstead Branch. The $4.4 million project involves the rehabilitation of bridge elements that present moderate corrosion and cracks, the replacement of existing concrete platforms, light poles and conduits, as well as limited underdeck concrete repairs. Work is being limited to areas around and above the bridge structure itself. The rehabilitation of the Springfield Boulevard Bridge is anticipated to be completed in 2019.
For more information, please visit the Springfield Boulevard Bridge Rehabilitation project page on AModernLI.com – //www.amodernli.com/project/springfield-boulevard-bridge-rehabilitation