Massive new concrete and steel columns have been constructed to support the structure that will accommodate the beginning of the Third Track at the South Tyson Avenue Bridge modification project. The track, adjacent to the Hempstead branch, will be diverted to the Main Line via a switch and will continue east for nearly 10 miles to Hicksville. Construction of a new bridge for the track will begin this summer and is scheduled to be completed in the fall.
The construction of a third track from Floral Park to Hicksville will reduce train congestion and delays and enable true bi-directional service during peak hours with a more reliable rail network. This transformative work includes several related projects, including the construction of up to five parking garages, retaining walls, improvements to rail bridges and the removal of seven street-level grade crossings.
Construction will be handled in a way to minimize the impact on daily routines, with extensive mitigation and public outreach efforts being planned in conjunction with local communities. For more information, please visit the LIRR Expansion Project Floral Park to Hicksville project page on AModernLI.com – http://www.amodernli.com/project/thirdtrack/.