3rd Track Constructors (3TC) is making major progress on the LIRR Expansion Project from Floral Park to Hicksville, one of the region’s most significant transportation infrastructure projects. Preparatory work required for the Willis Avenue Grade Crossing Elimination Project, one of eight at-grade crossings to be eliminated as part of the project, has begun, and will continue over the next several weeks.
For the next phase of preparatory work, beginning the week of Monday, March 9th and continuing for approximately two weeks, construction crews will begin utility relocations on the west side of Willis Avenue, between 3rd Street and Front Street.
During this activity, southbound traffic will be detoured and access to the western portion of 3rd Street, between Willis Avenue and Main Avenue, will be restricted. This portion of 3rd Street will be closed to thru-traffic and accessible to two-way local traffic from Main Street. Following the completion of this work, crews will switch to the east side of the street and a northbound detour will be in place. Drivers traveling between Old Country Road and Jericho Turnpike should utilize Mineola Boulevard and Roslyn Road. Please refer to the detour maps below.
Featuring a two-way grade-separated underpass with an elevator and pedestrian bridge, the new Willis Avenue will provide a one-way service road on the west side of Willis Avenue and connect northbound Willis Avenue to eastbound Hinck Way. It will also connect the businesses between the LIRR Main Line and the LIRR Oyster Bay Branch. In addition, the intersection of Willis Avenue and 3rd Street will include a traffic signal to ensure safety.
If 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.