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Covert Avenue Grade Crossing

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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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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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Back to School: LIRR Expansion Project Meets With New Hyde Park School District

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

Keeping the community informed is as essential as moving bridges. On September 18, the LIRR Expansion Project Team met with Superintendent of Schools Dr. Jennifer Morrison and the New Hyde Park-Garden City Park UFSD for a project coordination meeting. The Expansion Project team joined school leadership and staff at the…

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New Hyde Park Board Meeting September 2019

LIRR Expansion Team Discusses Covert Avenue Detours and Reopening of New Covert Avenue Underpass at Village of New Hyde Park Board Meeting

By | Covert Avenue Grade Crossing, LIRR Expansion Project

On September 19th, the LIRR Expansion Project Team attended the Village of New Hyde Park September board meeting to address traffic inquiries regarding Covert Avenue detours and the reopening of the new Covert Avenue underpass; the team also provided attendees with an overview of upcoming construction work in the Village,…

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Covert Avenue Vehicular Detour Plan Will Seamlessly Integrate with the Covert Avenue Street Fair Thanks to the LIRR Expansion Project Team

By | Covert Avenue Grade Crossing

The Covert Avenue Chamber of Commerce will celebrate its 25th year hosting the Covert Avenue Street Fair on Saturday, September 21, on Tulip Avenue from 11 a.m. to 5p.m. The quarter-mile event stretches from Tulip Avenue to Cisney Avenue and includes giant inflatables, face painting, a craft fair, live music…

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Covert Avenue Grade Crossing 08-24-19

LIRR Historian and Author Dave Morrison Visits Covert Avenue Grade Crossing Bridge Roll-In in August

By | Covert Avenue Grade Crossing, LIRR Expansion Project

The Covert Avenue grade crossing has come a long way since the 1940s. During the successful bridge push-in the weekend of August 24-25 in New Hyde Park, esteemed LIRR historian Dave Morrison stopped by the construction site to enlighten construction crews and onlookers about the grade crossing’s storied history.

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