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Covert Ave Detour - 02-07-19

Temporary Detour at Covert Avenue Successfully Expedites Work for Grade Crossing Elimination

By | Covert Avenue Grade Crossing, LIRR Expansion Project, New Hyde Park Road Grade Crossing, New Hyde Park Station, New Hyde Park Substation, South 12th Street Grade Crossing

The successful temporary detour at Covert Avenue allowed utility relocations in the area to be expedited. The project management team planned the work in advance and worked cooperatively with the Village of New Hyde Park to notify residents of the temporary road closure. The Covert Avenue grade crossing is being…

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New Cassel canvassing 02-05-19

Knock-Knock: LIRR Expansion Project Ambassadors Canvass Door-to-Door in New Cassel

By | Urban Avenue Grade Crossing

LIRR Expansion Project Design-Build Contractor 3rd Track Constructors’ (3TC) community ambassadors to North Hempstead, Seth Sylvan and Gary Lewi, visited New Cassel residents door-to-door to inform them of upcoming construction activities, including the elimination of the Urban Avenue grade crossing. Door-to-door canvassing in North Hempstead is part of the Expansion…

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Mineola Harrison noise 02-05-19

Design-Build Contractor Responsive to Community on Noise in Mineola Parking Garage Construction

By | LIRR Expansion Project, Mineola Harrison Avenue Parking Structure

As part of its community commitments, the Design-Build Contractor for the LIRR Expansion Project, 3rd Track Constructors (3TC), responded to community requests by installing additional noise blankets at the Mineola Harrison Parking Garage construction site. These additional noise blankets will further reduce construction effects on the community. The Mineola Harrison…

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Typical Trackbed before Addition of Ballast

Proactive Rail Tie Replacement Keeps Railroad in SOGR and Supports Advance Work for LIRR Expansion Project

By | LIRR Expansion Project, Project Update

The LIRR is proactively replacing rail ties on Main Line tracks 1 and 2 that have exceeded their useful life or exhibit signs of damage. In careful coordination with upcoming project work, these ties are being replaced in advance of certain LIRR Expansion Project components, such as the Cherry Lane…

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