Early construction work on the elimination of the grade crossing at Covert Avenue is officially underway. To accommodate the construction, Covert Avenue, from 1st Avenue to 5th Avenue, will close for six months beginning April 15th, 2019.
Following extensive traffic impact studies and coordination with local officials, 3rd Track Constructors (3TC) designed two detour plans to make navigating around the closure as easy as possible. Click here to see the detour maps.
Vehicles heading in either direction will be directed to use Jericho Turnpike, Tulip Avenue, Covert Avenue (south of 10th Avenue), Stewart Avenue, and New Hyde Park Road to get around the closure.
Commercial trucks heading in either direction will be directed to take the following roads around the closure: Jericho Turnpike, Tulip Avenue, and New Hyde Park Road.
If you have any additional questions on this project, please contact us 24/7 through the Hotline: 516-203-4955 or via email at CommunityOutreach@LIRRExpansion.com.