The LIRR Expansion Project team completed the Nassau Boulevard Bridge roll-in, its fifth successful on-time bridge installation since the beginning of June. During the weekend of October 5-6, the existing bridge was removed and the new one lifted and rolled into place. Following the “roll-in,” tracks, power, communications and other systems were reinstalled in time for the morning commute on Monday, October 7. The new bridge is 14’ high, which allows trucks to safely pass underneath.
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.
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