The limited Covert Avenue closure begins today.
This closure marks the beginning of the elimination of the Covert Avenue grade crossing. At-grade railroad crossings have been a challenge to drivers, pedestrians and railroad passengers since the Iron Horse was invented. That’s why, by the end of the LIRR Expansion Project, 3rd Track Constructors (3TC) will have eliminated eight of the grade crossings along the corridor and with it noise and idling automobiles.
The work on this project element is expected to last 6 months.
In a final push to get the word out, 3TC Community Ambassadors have been , handing out flyers in New Hyde Park and informing the community about this important and necessary work.
3TC has efforts underway to minimize the impact of this construction on the surrounding neighborhood, including a detour plan, coordinated with County and Town officials, for drivers in the area.
As always, you can reach your Community Ambassador through our 24/7 Hotline: 516-203-4955 or via email at CommunityOutreach@LIRRExpansion.com.