Project Overview

The Covert Avenue grade crossing has been eliminated and reconstructed to provide a two-lane grade-separated underpass with a pedestrian sidewalk on the east side of the underpass. The roadway beneath the underpass was officially opened in October 2019.

The Covert Avenue grade crossing has long posed a safety risk to drivers, pedestrians and LIRR customers, contributed to noise and air pollution and caused lengthy commutes for both drivers and LIRR customers. Previously, as trains approached the station, grade crossing gates were in the down position 32 to 42 percent of the time during AM and PM peak hours, respectively, and six fatal crashes at grade crossing locations in the LIRR Main Line corridor occurred between 2007 to 2017.

The Covert Avenue grade crossing in the Village of New Hyde Park is one of eight street-level crossings along the LIRR Main Line being eliminated as part of the LIRR Expansion Project from Floral Park to Hicksville. The elimination of the Covert Avenue grade crossing is part of the LIRR Expansion Project to strengthen the reliability of LIRR infrastructure and to support the growth and development of Long Island and the wider region.

MTA Begins Major Construction at Covert Avenue in the Village of New Hyde Park to Eliminate Street-Level Railroad Crossing

On April 14th, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) announced that Covert Avenue, between 1st Avenue and 5th Avenue, in the Village of New Hyde Park will be temporarily closed beginning Monday, April 15th, 2019, as part of the Long Island

Temporary New Hyde Park Firehouse Takes Shape on S. 12th Street in Advance of April 15th Covert Avenue Grade Crossing Closure

Significant progress has been made on the construction of the temporary firehouse on S. 12th Street in New Hyde Park. With the Covert Avenue Grade Crossing scheduled to close on April 15th, the LIRR Expansion Project is providing a temporary

Design-Build Contractor 3TC Reduces Construction Noise and Vibration Effects at Covert Avenue and Urban Avenue Grade Crossing Eliminations

3TC continues to meet community commitments throughout the project corridor by reducing noise and vibration effects from construction activities, specifically at the Covert Avenue and Urban Avenue grade crossing eliminations. Vibration monitoring boxes have been strategically placed near work sites

Board of Education for Floral Park-Bellerose School District Receives LIRR Expansion Project Briefing

On Thursday, March 7, 3TC Community Ambassador to Floral Park, Judy White, helped organize an LIRR Expansion Project presentation to the Floral Park-Bellerose School District (FPBSD) Board of Education. The project team discussed current and upcoming construction activities in Floral