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
- Crews from 3TC and EJ Electric will continue performing the necessary electrical work to feed the substation
- The G18 Substation is one of several substations along the Main Line being replaced or modified with new modern equipment.
- Crews from 3TC are working to backfill the substation area with ballast while EJ Electric installs conduit
- The G19 Substation is one of several substations along the Main Line being replaced or modified with new modern equipment.
Nassau 3 Interlocking
- Crews are continuing to install utilities to support the New Nassau 3 Interlocking & Signal System from School Street to the Wantagh State Parkway along the right of way
- Residents will notice crews working during the day and overnight, as well as weekends, along the right of way, in support of this operation
- Retaining and sound wall installation will continue on the north side of the tracks in New Cassel, from Urban Avenue to the Wantagh State Parkway both during the day and overnight
- Following the conclusion of night work on this element, crews will switch to weekend work during the day from 7am to 4pm
Permanent Utility Pole Installation
- EJ Electric will work overnight setting utility poles along the right of way from Urban Avenue to the Wantagh State Parkway
Double Track Outages
- Double track outages have been scheduled for the Main Line on June 12th and 13th and the Oyster Bay Line on June 26th and 27th
- To reduce the overall project schedule, the project team will use these double-track outages to complete other activities in proximity to the tracks
- During these weekends, residents will likely notice increased activity along the right-of-way
- To ensure restoration of rail service by Monday mornings, crews will be working through the overnight hours
LIRR Work Along the Right-of-Way
- In addition to 3TC’s activities, you may see or hear LIRR forces working along the railroad right-of-way
- 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