The property at 117 Urban Avenue in New Cassel will be deconstructed this month in advance of the elimination of the Urban Avenue Grade Crossing. 3rd Track Constructors (3TC) has completed asbestos abatement of the existing structure and will monitor the air for dust, debris, and noise during the demolition.
In consultation with the Town of North Hempstead, the Urban Avenue grade crossing will be reconstructed to accommodate a two-way grade separated underpass with a pedestrian sidewalk on the west side. Railroad Avenue will bridge over the underpass and remain connected. The grade crossing reconstruction is expected to be completed by mid-2019.
This reconstructed grade crossing will enhance safety and provide for a quieter and more livable community along the railroad. The elimination of the Urban Avenue grade crossing is part of the LIRR Expansion Project to strengthen the reliability of LIRR infrastructure and ultimately support the growth and development of Long Island.