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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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Carle Place Schools 09-18-19

LIRR Expansion Project Team Discusses Successful Cherry Lane Bridge Installation and Carle Place Station Improvements with Carle Place School District Superintendent

By | Carle Place Station, LIRR Expansion Project

The LIRR Expansion Project team continues its robust coordination efforts with school districts throughout the project corridor. The team recently met with the Superintendent of Carle Place School District, Dr. Christine Finn, and the Director of Transportation, Kevin Coffey, to discuss ongoing construction work in Carle Place, including the successful…

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New Hyde Park Community Day

LIRR Expansion Project Team Informs New Hyde Park Residents about Ongoing Covert Avenue Grade Crossing Work at New Hyde Park Community Day

By | LIRR Expansion Project

On September 14th, the LIRR Expansion Project team celebrated New Hyde Park Community Day at Memorial Park. Community Ambassadors to New Hyde Park, Judy White and Camille Koorey, engaged with interested residents about the ongoing construction work in the Village, including the Covert Avenue grade crossing elimination. As an end…

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Hicksville Station - 02-22-19 (Photo by MTA Capital Construction/Trent Reeves)

MTA Releases Proposed 2020-2024 Capital Plan, Directing Historic Level of Investment to Make System Faster, More Accessible and More Reliable

By | East Side Access, Jamaica Capacity Improvements, LIRR Expansion Project

The MTA today released the 2020-2024 Capital Plan that proposes investing $51.5 billion into the region’s subways, buses and railroads over the next five years. The proposed capital plan includes $5.7 billion for the Long Island Rail Road, which will enable its historic transformation by the planned December 2022 opening of East Side Access and the Main Line Expansion Project. The Main Line Expansion Project is adding a third track on 10 miles of the Main Line corridor, used by 40% of LIRR customers.

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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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East Hampton: Retaining Walls for Accabonac Road/North Main Street Bridge Replacements Near Completion

By | Accabonac Road Bridge and North Main Street Bridge, East Hampton Station

South Retaining Wall LIRR crews have completed constructing three of the four retaining walls required to raise the tracks at the Accabonac Road Bridge in East Hampton. This work is being done in preparation to replace the two bridges, which were constructed 125 years ago in 1895 along the Montauk…

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Linden Avenue Underpass - 04-19-19

Floral Park: Construction Underway at Linden Avenue Underpass – New Structure Will Accommodate Third LIRR Track

By | Linden Avenue Pedestrian Underpass

The Linden Avenue pedestrian underpass to the Floral Park Recreation Center is now closed so workers can prepare to replace it with a new structure to accommodate a third LIRR track, as part of the LIRR Expansion Project. The underpass, originally constructed in 1960, currently provides pedestrian access to the…

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