Project Overview

The Plainfield Avenue Bridge, located in the Village of Floral Park along the Main Line, is receiving a new single-track bridge to accommodate the additional track with the LIRR Expansion Project. The Plainfield Avenue Bridge has been in service since 1958, and this low-hanging bridge has 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’s height clearance of 14’ will allow trucks to safely pass underneath.

Murray Hill Station - 03-30-20

Update on LIRR Critical Infrastructure Work Progress

By | Glen Cove Bridge, Mid-Suffolk Train Storage Yard, Murray Hill Station, Plainfield Avenue Bridge, Westbury North Parking Structure

As many non-essential employees across the state are telecommuting as we all work together to flatten the curve and combat COVID-19, the MTA’s and LIRR’s essential workers and contractors continue safely transporting health care workers, first responders and other essential workers to and from their jobs. These transportation not only…

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Floral Park Coordination - 06-27-19

LIRR Expansion Project Team Working Closely with Floral Park Officials

By | Floral Park Parking Re-Surfacing, Floral Park Station, Floral Park Substation, LIRR Expansion Project, Plainfield Avenue Bridge, South Tyson Avenue Bridge

The LIRR Expansion Project team continues to work closely with officials from Floral Park as construction activities continue in the Village. The project team recently held a productive coordination meeting with the Mayor and Village officials to discuss several ongoing items, including: installation of retaining walls air quality monitoring coordination…

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LIRR Expansion Project Monitors Air Quality in Floral Park

By | Floral Park Parking Re-Surfacing, Floral Park Station, Floral Park Substation, LIRR Expansion Project, Plainfield Avenue Bridge, South Tyson Avenue Bridge

As part of the LIRR Expansion Project, Design-Build Contractor 3TC continues to meet environmental commitments in Project-adjacent communities. 3TC recently installed an air quality monitoring station in Floral Park near area residents to ensure ongoing construction activities on the LIRR right-of-way and in the Village do not exceed allowable thresholds….

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Crossing Guards and Flaggers Ensure Pedestrian Safety at South Tyson Avenue Bridge

By | Floral Park Parking Re-Surfacing, Floral Park Station, Floral Park Substation, LIRR Expansion Project, Plainfield Avenue Bridge, South Tyson Avenue Bridge

As construction continues at the South Tyson Avenue Bridge in the Village of Floral Park, crossing guards and flaggers are ensuring the safety of pedestrians by helping them navigate around the construction area. The implementation of these measures at South Tyson Avenue is consistent with the LIRR Expansion Project team’s…

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Suffolk County Economic Development Team Joins LIRR Expansion Project Team at Community Information Center in Mineola

On April 10th, members of the Suffolk County Economic Development team joined the LIRR Expansion Project team at the Community Information Center in Mineola to discuss ongoing progress. The team presented a project overview and showcased the latest construction milestones
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