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.

LIRR T.R.A.C.K.S. Program Helps Develop Safety Programming for Schools along the LIRR Expansion Project Corridor

Representatives from the LIRR Expansion Project outreach team met with Chrissann Fabio and Linda Katz of the LIRR Corporate Safety Department/T.R.A.C.K.S. (Together Railroads and Communities Keeping Safe) Program to discuss age appropriate safety programming for schools along the corridor. The

Third Track Constructors Shares Project Overview with Nassau County Minority & Women-Owned Business Enterprises

On January 17th, Design-build contractor 3rd Track Constructors (3TC) MWBE/SVDOB Coordinator, William Miller, shared a project overview with various Minority and Women-Owned Business Enterprises (MWBE), including representatives from JP West Inc., C & LJ International Trade Corporation, and advisers to

LIRR Expansion Project Announces Community Scorecard as Part of Design-Builder Incentive Program

Construction of the LIRR Expansion Project from Floral Park to Hicksville is well underway. As part of this Project, MTACC/LIRR have developed a series of environmental and community commitments in coordination with Project-adjacent communities to minimize construction-related impacts. MTACC/LIRR have

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