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Covert Avenue Grade Crossing Elimination 02-22-19

Prep Work to Eliminate Grade Crossing at New Hyde Park Continues

By | Covert Avenue Grade Crossing, LIRR Expansion Project, New Hyde Park Station

Preparation for the excavation of the Covert Avenue grade crossing elimination continues. Support of excavation on the northern side of the project, which required a daytime closure of Covert Avenue for a short period concluded last week. According to a February 20th article in the New Hyde Park Herald Courier,…

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South Tyson Avenue Bridge Modificaton 02-01-19

Columns Installed to Support Beginning of Third Track at Floral Park’s South Tyson Avenue Bridge

By | Accabonac Road Bridge and North Main Street Bridge, LIRR Expansion Project, South Tyson Avenue Bridge

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…

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Floral Park Centre Civic Association - 02-21-19

Floral Park Centre Civic Association Receives Project Update from LIRR Expansion Project Team

By | Covert Avenue Grade Crossing, Floral Park Parking Re-Surfacing, Floral Park Station, LIRR Expansion Project, Plainfield Avenue Bridge, South Tyson Avenue Bridge

On February 21, 2019 the LIRR Expansion Project team delivered a project update to the Floral Park Centre Civic Association and discussed ongoing construction activities occurring in and around the village. The presentation included current progress on South Tyson Avenue Bridge, coordination with local schools, and traffic detour plans for…

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WPOA Covers County Reassessment, Third Track Update

By | LIRR Expansion Project, Merillon Avenue Station, Merillon Avenue Substation, Nassau Boulevard Bridge, New Hyde Park Road Grade Crossing, Tanners Pond/Denton Avenue Bridge

Nassau County Legislator Laura Schaefer kicked off the WPOA (Western Property Owners Association) special meeting on County Reassessment and an update on the 3rd Track. The County’s property reassessment initiative drew a large crowd to Homestead School, and Nassau County Legislator Schaefer walked the residents through the tax assessment notice….

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Double Track

Two’s a Charm: Double Track Eases Morning Commutes on Long Island

By | Brentwood Station, Deer Park Station, Double Track, East Side Access, Farmingdale Station, LIRR Expansion Project, Project Update, Ronkonkoma Station, Wyandanch Station

At about 9:15 a.m. on Monday, February 4, a broken rail was discovered on LIRR’s Ronkonkoma Branch near Deer Park on Long Island. LIRR workers responded, fixing the rail by 11:45 a.m., enabling LIRR to operate around the site of the broken rail with minimum service impacts. All thanks to…

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Urban Avenue Grade Crossing Elimination - 02-13-19

Construction is Underway at Urban Avenue Grade Crossing Elimination

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

Construction is underway at the Urban Avenue grade crossing elimination project. The road remains open to traffic and pedestrians as piles are being driven to support the excavation of what will become the Urban Avenue underpass. The excavation will be followed by the construction of a bridge that will take…

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WSJ New Med School Story

NYU to Open New Medical School on Long Island

By | LIRR Expansion Project, Mineola Harrison Avenue Parking Structure, Mineola Main Street Parking, Mineola Second Street Parking, Mineola Station, Mineola Substation

New York University will open a three-year medical school on Long Island next fall, aimed at increasing the number of primary care physicians in the region.  The new NYU Long Island School of Medicine will be based at NYU Winthrop University Hospital in Mineola, with the first crop of students…

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Mineola Chamber of Commerce - 02-19-19

Mineola Chamber of Commerce Receives Project Update from LIRR Expansion Project Team

By | LIRR Expansion Project, Main Street Grade Crossing, Mineola Harrison Avenue Parking Structure, Mineola Second Street Parking, Mineola Station, Mineola Substation, Willis Avenue Grade Crossing

The LIRR Expansion Project team continues to meet with business owners throughout the project corridor. The team presented a project update to the Mineola Chamber of Commerce, discussed ongoing construction activities in the Village of Mineola, what to expect in the coming months, and resources available for businesses affected by…

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