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 commitment to ensure safe and efficient routing of traffic, as stipulated in LIRR’s Memorandum of Understanding with the Village of Floral Park. MTACC/LIRR and 3TC have also been coordinating closely with representatives from the Floral Park-Bellerose School District throughout the course of the project.
The South Tyson Avenue Bridge, located in the Village of Floral Park along the LIRR Main Line, is being modified – a new two-track bay bridge is being installed as a part of the LIRR Expansion Project. To address an existing Main Line bottleneck where four tracks merge into two, room is being created for a new third track. The new third track will be installed east of the South Tyson Avenue Bridge to accommodate a future increase in capacity on the Main Line.
The South Tyson Avenue Bridge has been in service since 1958. The bridge will be replaced using the method successfully employed at LIRR’s Post Avenue Bridge in Westbury, which was completed with limited disruption to train and road traffic, over a single weekend in October 2017.
If you have any questions about this or any LIRR Expansion Project element, please contact the 3rd Track Constructors (3TC) Community Outreach team through our 24/7 hotline, 516-203-4955 or email us at CommunityOutreach@LIRRExpansion.com.