The LIRR Expansion Project, one of the region’s most significant transportation infrastructure projects, continues in earnest throughout communities along the nearly ten-mile stretch of mainline track from Floral Park to Hicksville. While the duration and intensity of work depends on the project element under construction, the 3rd Track Constructors team phases in specific project elements to reduce the amount of disruption in any given community at any given time.
One of the next significant project elements, the Tanners Pond Road /Denton Avenue Bridge Replacement Project, is scheduled to be removed and replaced with a three-track structure before the end of 2020. Modified and upgraded to accommodate the new third track and improve safety, the project team is committed to maintaining the bridge’s character and will keep Denton Avenue a single-lane thoroughfare.
Located in the Village of Garden City, the Tanners Pond Road / Denton Avenue Bridge has been in service since 1995. As a bridge with a clearance of less than 14 feet, this bridge is vulnerable to bridge strikes. In 2016, there were 20 bridge strikes in Nassau County, illustrating the need to improve the safety and reliability for both vehicles and LIRR passengers by replacing low-hanging bridges.
Beginning Monday, October 14, construction crews from 3TC will begin preparatory work required for the bridge replacement.
While heavy equipment isn’t typically required for the preparatory work, given what we’ve heard from our Community Ambassadors serving other communities, the project team wanted to provide all those that may be impacted or see the ongoing work with the most accurate information possible.
The goal is to complete the work in as short a time frame as possible while maintaining safe and reliable operations. To be kept informed about the project, please register to receive updates via email. Should 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.