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Urban 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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Urban Avenue 10-08-19

Inside the Safety Program at Urban Avenue LIRR Bridge Installation in New Cassel

By | LIRR Expansion Project, Urban Avenue Grade Crossing

At the core of MTA LIRR’s values is safety: for employees, contractors, customers and residents who live near our construction sites. Throughout the course of the LIRR Expansion Project, safety officials have been and continue to monitor every project element to make sure construction crews and nearby residents are safe during construction.

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MTA Chief Development Officer Janno Lieber cuts the ribbon in a ceremony at Urban Avenue, marking the reopening of the roadway that now travels under the LIRR main line, the first of eight grade crossing eliminations to be completed as part of the $2.6 billion LIRR Expansion Project.

Now Open: MTA Officials Today Reopened Urban Avenue in New Cassel – Marking the First Successful Grade Crossing Elimination for LIRR Expansion Project

By | LIRR Expansion Project, Urban Avenue Grade Crossing

MTA Chief Development Officer Janno Lieber cuts the ribbon in a ceremony at Urban Avenue, marking the reopening of the roadway that now travels under the LIRR main line, the first of eight grade crossing eliminations to be completed as part of the $2.6 billion LIRR Expansion Project. The Urban…

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VIDEO: Behind the Scenes at Urban Avenue Bridge and Underpass Tunnel Installation

By | LIRR Expansion Project, Urban Avenue Grade Crossing

 Significant progress continues on the LIRR Expansion Project from Floral Park to Hicksville. In an unusual feat of engineering that demanded precise coordination and a dedicated workforce over an uncomfortably hot weekend, the LIRR Expansion Project team jacked into place the new bridge structure at the Urban Avenue Grade…

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Councilwoman Vivianna Russell - 07-29-19

Town of North Hempstead Councilwoman Viviana Russell Records Interview Segment at Community Information Center

By | Carle Place Station, Cherry Lane Bridge, LIRR Expansion Project, Urban Avenue Grade Crossing

On July 15th, Town of North Hempstead Councilwoman Viviana Russell recorded an interview about the LIRR Expansion Project at the Community Information Center in Mineola. Councilwoman Russell highlighted the project’s benefits to Carle Place and New Cassel, including ongoing station enhancements at Carle Place and the elimination of the Urban…

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Urban Avenue Grade Crossing 07-22-19

New Urban Avenue Bridge in New Cassel Successfully Installed

By | LIRR Expansion Project, Project Update, Urban Avenue Grade Crossing

Last weekend, LIRR and 3TC crews, in an innovative feat of engineering, installed a new bridge at Urban Avenue in New Cassel, marking another LIRR Expansion Project milestone. Crews worked around-the-clock through a heatwave from Friday evening until the early morning hours Monday — keeping the LIRR Expansion Project itself…

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