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New Hyde Park Road Grade Crossing

School Street Grade Crossing Elimination 10-04-20

LIRR Expansion Project Hits Halfway Point Ahead of Schedule and Under Budget

By | Floral Park Station, Glen Cove Bridge, Meadowbrook Parkway Bridge, New Hyde Park Road Grade Crossing, School Street Grade Crossing

With four of eight railroad crossings eliminated and six of seven bridges replaced or upgraded, among other accomplishments, MTA Construction & Development has reached the half way point for construction of the LIRR Expansion Project, ahead of schedule and under budget. The project, one of the largest transportation infrastructure projects…

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Sound wall with trees 08-14-20

Not Just Construction: LIRR Expansion Project Brings Quality of Life Improvements

By | LIRR Expansion Project, New Hyde Park Road Grade Crossing, School Street Grade Crossing, Urban Avenue Grade Crossing

MTA Construction & Development’s LIRR Expansion Project will undoubtedly make riding the rails better by reducing train delays and enabling true bi-directional service during peak hours with a more reliable rail network. But all these upgrades and new infrastructure also goes a long way to improve quality of life in…

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Virtual Tour Screenshot 05-12-20

Going the (Virtual) Distance: Monthly Mayors’ Meeting Continues Online

By | LIRR Expansion Project, New Hyde Park Road Grade Crossing

We are distanced, but not distant. Since construction began in 2018, the project team has been hosting monthly meetings with Mayors, Town officials and their representatives at the Community Information Center in Mineola. With social distancing requirements making this group meeting impractical, MTA C&D has taken the monthly “Mayors’ Meeting”…

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Decommissioning Crossing Gates at New Hyde Park Road

By | LIRR Expansion Project, New Hyde Park Road Grade Crossing, New Hyde Park Station

On Monday, February 3, 2020, the LIRR Expansion Project team eliminated the New Hyde Park Road grade crossing. Design-build contractor 3rd Track Constructors (3TC) blocked off the segment of New Hyde Park Road between Plaza Avenue and 4th Avenue before the morning rush, and the crossing gates went down at…

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New Hyde Park LIRR Station Opens February 3rd in New Temporary Location

By | LIRR Expansion Project, New Hyde Park Road Grade Crossing, New Hyde Park Road Surface Lot, New Hyde Park Station

Beginning February 3, 2020, New Hyde Park LIRR Station customers will access a temporary 10-car platform, which will run along 2nd and 3rd Avenues, between South 12th Street and South 8th Street. The temporary platforms will include 8 ADA-compliant ingress and egress points, with 3 ADA-compliant access ramps. Pedestrian detour…

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Box Jacking

Jack in the Box? Not Exactly…

By | Covert Avenue Grade Crossing, LIRR Expansion Project, Main Street Grade Crossing, New Hyde Park Road Grade Crossing, School Street Grade Crossing, South 12th Street Grade Crossing, Urban Avenue Grade Crossing, Willis Avenue Grade Crossing

Box-jack. Have you heard of it? No, not the burger, and definitely not the creepy musical clown that pops out at you. It’s yet another in a series of incredible firsts for the MTA as part of the LIRR Expansion Project: a revolutionary technique to install railroad bridges over underpasses,…

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