Eight of Eight Grade Crossing Eliminations Completed On Time and On Budget
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that the Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s LIRR Expansion Project is closing the Main Street railroad crossing in Mineola, the eighth of eight railroad crossings to be permanently eliminated on time and on budget as part of the project. The crossings had created nuisances to nearby residents with the sounding of train horns and crossing bells, and to motorists who had to experience traffic backups with the closure of crossing gates. Additionally, the crossings posed safety risks to motorists, pedestrians and train occupants with all eight crossings in the busiest segment of the LIRR for both train and vehicular traffic.
In an effort to further meet our commitments to the community, 2nd Street in Mineola has been re-opened to traffic.
To read more about the announcement and this transformative project, click here.