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Garden City School District 12-19-18

LIRR Expansion Project Team Meets with Garden City School District Superintendent

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

Continuing the trend of robust coordination between the LIRR Expansion Project team and school districts in the project corridor, on December 19th the outreach team met with Garden City School District Superintendent Dr. Kusum Sinha and school district leadership. The group discussed strategies for how to effectively communicate construction notifications…

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Village of New Hyde Park Mayor Lawrence Montreuil

Demolition of Covert Avenue Building Nearly Complete

By | Covert Avenue Grade Crossing, New Hyde Park Road Grade Crossing, New Hyde Park Road Surface Lot, New Hyde Park Station

Demolition of the abandoned commercial building at 124 Covert Ave. in New Hyde Park is almost finished, and the elimination of the at-grade Long Island Rail Road crossing’s timeline has not changed, village Trustee Rainer Burger said Tuesday night. The demolition is now only subject to some minor cleanup efforts…

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Glen Cove Road Bridge 12-18-18

Replacements and Modifications of Seven Rail Bridges Will Alleviate Bridge Strikes and Reduce Delays

By | Cherry Lane Bridge, Glen Cove Bridge, LIRR Expansion Project, Meadowbrook Parkway Bridge, Nassau Boulevard Bridge, Plainfield Avenue Bridge, South Tyson Avenue Bridge, Tanners Pond/Denton Avenue Bridge

On Monday, December 17, 2018, a vehicle struck the Glen Cove Road Bridge near the Carle Place Station, while a week earlier, on the 10th, a truck hit the Nassau Boulevard Bridge near the Merillon Avenue Station in Garden City. These accidents caused delays for LIRR passengers on the Ronkonkoma,…

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Urban Ave Grade Crossing 12-15-18

Utility Relocations and Installations in Progress at Urban Avenue Grade Crossing Elimination

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

Utility relocations and installations are currently in progress at Urban Avenue in New Cassel to prepare for the Urban Avenue Grade Crossing Elimination. Crews have been onsite throughout the month of December and are directing vehicular and pedestrian traffic around the worksite. For more information: http://lirrexpansion.com/2018/12/01/new-cassel-highlights-on-upcoming-construction-in-december.

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3TC Community Ambassador to New Cassel Spends Saturday at Town’s “Yes We Can” Community Center

By | LIRR Expansion Project, New Cassel Substation, School Street Grade Crossing, Urban Avenue Grade Crossing, Westbury North Parking Structure, Westbury South Parking Structure and LIRR Lot Development, Westbury Station, Westbury Substation

On Saturday, December 15th, 3TC Community Ambassador to New Cassel, Seth Sylvan, attended the inauguration of Leslie Davis, the new NAACP Westbury Chapter President and spoke with many community leaders, including Westbury’s mayor Peter Cavallaro, Nassau County Legislator Siela Bynoe, and the PTA President for the Dryden Street School.

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American Season (2018) © Mary Judge, LIRR Pinelawn Station. Commissioned by MTA Arts & Design. Photo: MTA Arts & Design.

“American Season: Wyandanch” (2018) by Mary Judge Installed at Wyandanch Station

By | Wyandanch Station

“American Season: Wyandanch” (2018) by Mary Judge has been installed in the pedestrian overpass at Wyandanch Station; Judge also designed the terrazzo floor, “American Season: Terra Firma” (2018), in the station house. “American Season” is a meditation on seasonal changes, living in harmony with nature and each other, and societal…

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LIRR Expansion Project “Yes We Can” Community Center 12-12-18

The LIRR Expansion Project at “Yes We Can” Community Center

By | LIRR Expansion Project, New Cassel Substation, Urban Avenue Grade Crossing

On December 12th the LIRR Expansion Project team met with Estefany Garay, Director of the Town of North Hempstead’s “Yes We Can” Community Center, and the center’s Coach Jackson, to advance the project’s outreach program and to strategize for future community outreach events with the Community Center.

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