Update on the New Hyde Park Grade Crossing Elimination Project
2nd Avenue, between Herkomer Street and New Hyde Park Road, Officially Closed
Replacement Parking for On-Street Parking Impacted by Construction Available in Newly-Striped Parking Lot at 115 New Hyde Park Road
What you can expect
In the area of the demolished building at 115 New Hyde Park Road, crews from 3rd Track Constructors are installing a new sanitary line and laying an eight inch, reinforced concrete slab to prepare for the installation of a storm water retention system on 2nd Avenue.
This work requires that a portion of 2nd Avenue, between Herkomer Street and New Hyde Park Road, to be closed. When the New Hyde Park Grade Crossing Elimination Project is completed, expected Summer 2020, 2nd Avenue will reopen.
As agreed to with representatives from the Villages, 3TC will provide a one-for-one replacement, inside the footprint of 115 New Hyde Park Road, for the on-street parking spaces impacted by this activity.
Please see the detour map below for information on how to access the parking lot and how to navigate around the road closure.
The New Hyde Park Road grade crossing in the Villages of New Hyde Park and Garden City is one of eight street-level crossings along the LIRR Main Line that will be eliminated as part of the LIRR Expansion Project from Floral Park to Hicksville. The New Hyde Park Road grade crossing currently:
- poses a safety risk to drivers, pedestrians and LIRR customers
- contributes to noise and air pollution
- causes lengthy commutes for drivers and LIRR customers
As trains approach New Hyde Park Station, grade crossing gates are in the down position 32 to 42 percent of the time during AM and PM peak periods, respectively. The need for grade crossing elimination is further illustrated by the six fatal crashes at grade crossing locations in the LIRR Main Line corridor from 2007 to 2017.
The New Hyde Park Road grade crossing is being reconstructed to feature a new, five-lane underpass with pedestrian sidewalks on the east and west sides of the underpass. There will also be a dedicated left-turn lane from southbound New Hyde Park Road to Clinch Avenue.
This reconstructed grade crossing was designed in conjunction with the Village of New Hyde Park and the Village of Garden City and will enhance safety and provide for a quieter and more livable community along the railroad.
To stay informed about the LIRR Expansion Project, make sure to register for updates at – https://lirrexpansion.com/register-for-updates/. Should you have any additional questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us through the project’s 24-hour Hotline at 516.203.4955 or email us at CommunityOutreach@LIRRexpansion.com.