Significant progress has been made on the LIRR Expansion Project from Floral Park to Hicksville, one of the region’s most noteworthy transportation projects. While the duration and intensity of work depends on the project element under construction, the 3rd Track Constructors team is phasing elements to reduce the amount of disruption in any given community at any given time.
During the month of June, you will see crews performing the following construction activities in New Cassel:
Completion dates are subject to change due to developments related to COVID-19
School Street Grade Crossing Elimination Project
- School Street is currently closed to vehicular traffic between Railroad Avenue and Union Avenue, for approximately six months, for the elimination of the grade crossing
- Construction crews will continue installing support of excavation (SOE) throughout the month of June. This SOE provides the support necessary for the construction of the underpass.
- For the remainder of the closure, signage and detour plans are in place to help vehicles and pedestrians to navigate the area
- Click here to view the detour maps
- The School Street grade crossing, located in the Village of Westbury and the Town of North Hempstead, is one of eight street-level crossings being eliminated as part of the LIRR Expansion Project. In consultation with the Village and the Town, the grade crossing is being reconstructed into a two-way grade separated underpass with a pedestrian sidewalk on the east side. Railroad Avenue will be reconstructed to maintain access to School Street.
- On the north side of the tracks, from Urban Avenue to Sylvester Street, crews will begin to excavate and prep for sound wall installation along the right of way
- On the south side of the tracks, security fencing is being installed along the right-of-way from School Street to Grand Boulevard. In adherence to our commitment to minimize disruption to the community, noise, dust, and vibration are continuously monitored.
LIRR Work along the Railroad Right-of-Way
- In addition to 3TC’s activities, you may see or hear LIRR forces working along the railroad right-of-way. These activities may include: Regular track inspection and maintenance; rail tie replacement; grade crossing elimination preparatory work
- To avoid LIRR service interruptions during peak commuting hours, LIRR work along the railroad right-of-way may take place overnight and on weekends. For more information, visit the post in the Community News section of LIRRExpansion.com
For up-to-date service changes and/or changes to station access, please visit MTA.info/LIRR