On Tuesday, August 6, 3TC’s Community Ambassador for New Cassel, Seth Sylvan (center), along with Dan Marcy, a member of the MTA-LIRR project management team, celebrated National Night Out at Martin “Bunky” Reid Park in New Cassel. Invited by Councilwoman Viviana Russell, Seth and Dan conversed with members of the community about the LIRR Expansion Project and the many ways it will benefit the community – all while giving out plenty of swag, including wristbands, sunglasses, and locomotive-shaped erasers.
In addition to learning more about the various project elements going on across the project route, visitors to the LIRR Expansion Project table were able to hear about the significant milestone the team reached in July, when the new bridge structure at the Urban Avenue Grade Crossing was rolled into place – they even got to watch the time-lapse video of the team’s tremendous effort in the weekend’s extreme heat.
The Urban Avenue Grade Crossing Elimination, designed in consultation with the community, will strengthen the reliability of LIRR infrastructure and ultimately support the growth and development of New Cassel and other Long Island communities. The new underpass is expected to be opened during the Fall of 2019.
National Night Out is an annual community-building event that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to make neighborhoods safer, caring places to live. This year’s event drew around 800-1,000 people from the New Cassel area.
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.