The LIRR Expansion Project from Floral Park to Hicksville, one of the region’s most significant transportation infrastructure projects, is well underway. The project will improve mass transit, reduce traffic congestion, protect the environment, and enhance quality-of-life for communities along the Main Line. Major project elements include the elimination of seven grade crossings, new parking facilities, upgrades to railroad infrastructure and passenger rail stations, and other local improvements. The completed project will enable more robust and reliable rail service, make living and working on Long Island easier and ensure the region’s economic prosperity now and for the next century. MTA Capital Construction (MTACC) and the Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) are the project sponsors and 3rd Track Constructors (3TC) is the project’s design-builder.
As you are aware, we are making considerable progress on the Urban Avenue Grade Crossing Elimination project. Beginning on or about April 30, the underground water main along Broadway, between Rushmore and Kinkel Streets, will be replaced. This work will occur during the day, 7:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., and during these times the road will be closed to vehicular and pedestrian traffic. The road will reopen each day after shift. Additionally, there is no anticipated impact on the availability of the utility service to your home.
For up-to-date information on the project, please visit our website at www.LIRRExpansion.com. If you have an immediate question about the work in your community, please email us at communityoutreach@LIRRExpansion.com or call the project’s 24-hour Hotline at 516.203.4955.