The LIRR Expansion Project team continues its robust coordination with school districts throughout the project corridor. Throughout the project, the team has worked closely with Floral Park – Bellerose School District officials, given the proximity of John Lewis Childs Elementary School to the South Tyson Avenue Bridge replacement project.
Collaboration between the school board, Village of Floral Park officials and the project team resulted in the presence of an additional crossing guard during several phases of construction at South Tyson Avenue. The school board has been providing valuable input since the project’s early environmental review and planning phase.
The team continues to keep the school board apprised of other nearby project elements, including the ongoing Covert Avenue Grade Crossing project, the new elevators at Floral Park Station, the Plainfield Avenue Bridge modification and the repaving of the Creedmoor Spur in Floral Park.
Residents and commuters along the Main Line corridor have long sought a mass transit solution to reduce road congestion, improve safety and provide an appealing alternative to driving – all with minimal disruption to existing train services and without residential property takings.
The construction of a third track from Floral Park to Hicksville will reduce train congestion and delays and enable true bi-directional service during peak hours with a more reliable rail network. This transformative work includes several related projects, including the construction of parking garages, retaining walls, improvements to rail bridges and the removal of eight street-level grade crossings.
Construction is being managed to minimize the impact on daily routines, with extensive mitigation and public outreach efforts in local communities. If you have any questions about this engagement with the local community or any LIRR Expansion Project element, please contact the 3rd Track Constructors (3TC) Community Ambassador team through our 24/7 hotline, 516-203-4955, or email us at CommunityOutreach@LIRRExpansion.com.