Project Overview

The Nassau Boulevard Bridge, located in the Village of Garden City along the LIRR Main Line, has been removed and replaced with a three-track structure as part of the LIRR Expansion Project. The bridge replacement was completed over a single weekend, October 5-6, 2019 and the roadway beneath the bridge was reopened to automobile traffic.

The former low-hanging bridge was 11’6” and had been the site of many accidents over the years by trucks striking the bridge, resulting in train delays in both directions while LIRR crews worked to determine the bridge’s safety and structural stability before restoring train service. Bridges below 14 feet are vulnerable to bridge strikes: in 2016, there were 20 bridge strikes in Nassau County, illustrating the need to improve the safety and reliability for both vehicles and LIRR passengers by replacing low-hanging bridges. The new bridge is 14’ high, so trucks can pass safely underneath.

This effort is part of the broader LIRR Expansion Project from Floral Park to Hicksville, which began in 2018.

“Customer Conversations” Forum at Hicksville Community Center Attended by LIRR President and Other Senior Officials

LIRR Expansion Project Director Anthony Tufano joined LIRR President Phil Eng and other senior management officials for another “Customer Conversations” forum at the Hicksville Community Center. These forums are part of ongoing efforts by the LIRR to keep communities adjacent

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