The rehabilitation of the Merrick Station building is expected to be completed this month. The interior of the station building is nearly complete. The ceiling is finished and terrazzo flooring has been installed, as have new benches, new USB charging stations and new art commissioned by MTA Arts & Design. The walls have been tiled and painted. Four LCD information screens have been installed, two on either side of the ticket office window. Glass storefronts are being installed in the station building, as are burglar and fire alarms. A new HVAC system has been installed, and the men’s and women’s bathrooms have been refurbished.
Remaining items include additional site work, installation of free public Wi-Fi throughout the station, activation of an AVPS (audio visual paging system) LED screen and information totem, installation of a bird deterrent system, installation of CCTV cameras and the addition of new trash receptacles. There will be new storefront system enclosures at the main staircase, escalator and elevator. New protective illuminated bollards, for improved security, are being installed throughout the plaza area, as is new LED lighting. Two information totems have been installed, one at each entrance to the station building.