On March 13th, the LIRR Expansion Project team met with the Village of Mineola Board of Trustees and residents at the Village’s semi-monthly board meeting. The project team presented on the current construction status of the Mineola Harrison Parking Structure, as well as anticipated construction activities that will occur in the Village – these include the enhancement of Mineola Station, the replacement of the Mineola substation, the elimination of the Main Street and Willis Avenue grade crossings and new parking at Mineola Main Street and 2nd Street.
Residents and commuters along the Main Line corridor have long sought a mass transit solution to reduce road congestion, improve safety and provide an appealing alternative to driving – all with minimal disruption to existing train services and without residential property takings. 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 railroad crossings.
Construction in Mineola and elsewhere is being handled in a way that minimizes the impact on daily routines, with extensive mitigation and ongoing public outreach to all communities along the Expansion Project, including regular presentations to local officials and organizations to keep them up to date regarding construction progress.
For more information, please visit the LIRR Expansion Project Floral Park to Hicksville project page on AModernLI.com – http://www.amodernli.com/project/thirdtrack/.