Design-Build Contractor 3TC continues to meet its community and quality-of-life commitments during ongoing LIRR Expansion Project construction. As work on the Urban Avenue Grade Crossing continues, 3TC is employing enhanced noise mitigation techniques around the construction site to reduce the impact of noise on the community. This includes the erection of noise barriers, pictured below:
The Urban Avenue grade crossing in the Town of North Hempstead is one of seven street-level crossings along the LIRR Main Line to be eliminated as part of the LIRR Expansion Project from Floral Park to Hicksville. It is being reconstructed to accommodate a two-way grade separated underpass with a pedestrian sidewalk on the west side. Railroad Avenue will bridge over the underpass and remain connected. Designed in conjunction with the Town of North Hempstead, the grade crossing reconstruction is expected to be completed by mid-2019 and will enhance safety and provide for a quieter and more livable community along the railroad.
The elimination of the Urban Avenue grade crossing is part of the LIRR Expansion Project to strengthen the reliability of LIRR infrastructure and ultimately support the growth and development of Long Island.
For more information, please visit the Urban Avenue Grade Crossing Elimination Project page on AModernLI.com – http://www.amodernli.com/project/urban-avenue-grade-crossing-elimination/.