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Grade Crossings

Decommissioning Crossing Gates at New Hyde Park Road

By | LIRR Expansion Project, New Hyde Park Road Grade Crossing, New Hyde Park Station

On Monday, February 3, 2020, the LIRR Expansion Project team eliminated the New Hyde Park Road grade crossing. Design-build contractor 3rd Track Constructors (3TC) blocked off the segment of New Hyde Park Road between Plaza Avenue and 4th Avenue before the morning rush, and the crossing gates went down at…

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New Hyde Park LIRR Station Opens February 3rd in New Temporary Location

By | LIRR Expansion Project, New Hyde Park Road Grade Crossing, New Hyde Park Road Surface Lot, New Hyde Park Station

Beginning February 3, 2020, New Hyde Park LIRR Station customers will access a temporary 10-car platform, which will run along 2nd and 3rd Avenues, between South 12th Street and South 8th Street. The temporary platforms will include 8 ADA-compliant ingress and egress points, with 3 ADA-compliant access ramps. Pedestrian detour…

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Signal Work

MTA Rounds Out a Successful Year of LIRR Construction Projects

By | Covert Avenue Grade Crossing, LIRR Expansion Project, Port Washington Substation, Project Update, Urban Avenue Grade Crossing

The MTA ended 2019 having completed almost two dozen Long Island Rail Road projects! Stations were modernized, new bridges were installed, grade crossings were eliminated…the Railroad even became the first North American railway (and first worldwide) to use lasers to blast leaf residue from its rails. The LIRR Modernization Program,…

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School Street Grade Crossing Elimination 12-13-19

Bridge Replacements over a Single Weekend Require Months of Planning and Preparation 

By | LIRR Expansion Project, Project Update, School Street Grade Crossing

During the past year, the LIRR Expansion Project successfully eliminated two grade crossings with underpasses beneath grade crossings at Urban Avenue in North Hempstead and Covert Avenue in New Hyde Park. Work was completed with only a weekend suspension of railroad services and a 180-day closure of the street. Work…

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SEE IT: LIRR Expansion Project 2019 Major Milestones

By | Cherry Lane Bridge, Covert Avenue Grade Crossing, LIRR Expansion Project, Nassau Boulevard Bridge, South Tyson Avenue Bridge, Urban Avenue Grade Crossing

The MTA LIRR Expansion Project Floral Park to Hicksville team had a busy 2019! Here’s a timelapse video of the major milestones completed this year: “We have four more existing bridges to replace and six more at-grade crossings to eliminate over the next 35 months,” said MTA Chief Development Officer…

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Box Jacking

Jack in the Box? Not Exactly…

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

Box-jack. Have you heard of it? No, not the burger, and definitely not the creepy musical clown that pops out at you. It’s yet another in a series of incredible firsts for the MTA as part of the LIRR Expansion Project: a revolutionary technique to install railroad bridges over underpasses,…

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