Today is the day! At 3:30 p.m., Cherry Lane will be closed to make way for the “roll-in” of the replacement bridge. Please see below for all of the information residents and area commuters will need during this weekend work.
Stay Prepared and Review the Updated Detour Plans
With the upcoming “roll-in” of the new Cherry Lane Bridge, the LIRR Expansion Project is making a significant leap forward.
What you can expect
As many area residents are aware, 3TC has been using the area just north of the bridge on Cherry Lane to build the superstructure, and a detour for a limited area has been in place since April.
To prepare for and execute the “roll-in” of the new bridge, however, 3TC will need to close Cherry Lane from Mineola Avenue to Mallard Road from May 31 through the early morning of June 3. The full detour will go in to effect at 3:30 p.m. on Friday.
The area surrounding the closure will remain open to local traffic. Vehicles heading in either direction will be directed to use Old Country Road, Glen Cove Road, Westbury Avenue, and Ellison Avenue to avoid the area.
For those who live in the affected area, flaggers will be strategically placed at each intersection to guide residents to their homes and may be dispatched at any time to assist with navigation around the work. In addition, the Town of North Hempstead will institute temporary “no parking” regulations during the construction project, to further alleviate traffic in the area.
We also would like to assure you that emergency responders are aware of the closure and the detour plan.
For Westbury area and Carle Place LIRR commuters, on Saturday, June 1 and Sunday, June 2, there will be no train service at Carle Place Station and Westbury Station due to the Cherry Lane Bridge Replacement Project. Please use Mineola Station or Merrick Stations for LIRR service. For more information, www.mta.info/lirr or call 511.