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LIRR Expansion Project Team Meets with Village of Garden City

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

The LIRR Expansion Project’s engineers and outreach team met with representatives from the Village of Garden City to coordinate the design of project elements within the Village.   The LIRR Expansion Project from Floral Park to Hicksville, one of the region’s most significant transportation infrastructure projects, will positively impact the…

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Carle Place Station - Construction - 01-19

Construction at Carle Place Station Is Ahead of Schedule for Station Enhancement

By | Carle Place Station, LIRR Expansion Project

Construction at Carle Place Station is well underway and is progressing ahead of schedule for the station enhancement project. Design-build contractor 3rd Track Constructors (3TC) has implemented an innovative method to deconstruct the platforms in sections, so passenger service is maintained while construction continues (the original plan called for a…

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Construction of the Mineola Harrison Parking Garage Is Underway

By | LIRR Expansion Project, Mineola Harrison Avenue Parking Structure

Construction of the Mineola Harrison Parking Garage has begun. Throughout the month of January the following work is anticipated: Sheet piling, sections of sheet materials with interlocking edges driven into the ground to provide earth retention and excavation, will be installed by heavy machinery. Utility poles in the vicinity of…

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CP School Board Mtg 01-24-19

LIRR Expansion Project Team Updates Carle Place School Board

By | Carle Place Station, Carle Place Substation, Cherry Lane Bridge, Glen Cove Bridge, LIRR Expansion Project, Meadowbrook Parkway Bridge

The LIRR Expansion Project team provided the Carle Place School Board with a project update and answered residents’ questions about current construction activities in and around Carle Place. Carle Place has its own school district which includes small portions of the villages of Westbury and Mineola. It comprises three schools…

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Springfield Avenue Bridge 01-03-19

Construction Set to Begin on 97-Year-Old Springfield Boulevard Bridge

By | Accabonac Road Bridge and North Main Street Bridge, Buckram Road Bridge, Cherry Lane Bridge, Cherry Valley Road Bridge, Flushing Main Street Bridge, Glen Cove Bridge, Meadowbrook Parkway Bridge, Nassau Boulevard Bridge, Plainfield Avenue Bridge, Post Avenue Bridge, South Tyson Avenue Bridge, Springfield Boulevard Bridge, Tanners Pond/Denton Avenue Bridge, Webster Avenue Bridge, Wreck Lead Bridge

Construction is set to begin in early February 2019 at Springfield Boulevard Bridge, which is affiliated with the elevated Queens Village Station. The project is scheduled to commence with closure of the east ends of both platforms at 12:01 AM Monday, February 4 (one minute after midnight) No elevators or…

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Urban Avenue Grade Crossing 01-17-19

Successful Deconstruction of Structure at 117 Urban Avenue in New Cassel

By | LIRR Expansion Project, Urban Avenue Grade Crossing

The structure at 117 Urban Avenue in New Cassel has been successfully deconstructed on time with no disruption to the surrounding community. Timely removal of this building is essential to facilitate the grade crossing elimination at Urban Avenue, which is one of seven street-level grade crossings to be eliminated as…

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124 Covert Avenue following demolition and removal of structure - 01-19

Structure at 124 Covert Avenue Removed on Schedule in Support of Grade Crossing Elimination

By | Covert Avenue Grade Crossing, LIRR Expansion Project

The structure at 124 Covert Avenue in New Hyde Park has been successfully removed following its successful deconstruction last month. This critical-path activity was completed to support the elimination of the Covert Avenue Grade Crossing and make room for the new undergrade crossing at this intersection. Community coordination has been…

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