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School Street 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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School Street 07-07-20

Class is in Session at School Street as Heavy Construction Underway to Eliminate LIRR Grade Crossing

By | LIRR Expansion Project, Project Update, School Street Grade Crossing

Coming off a highly successful weekend bridge replacement at Glen Cove Road, MTA C&D, LIRR and 3rd Track Constructors (3TC) began heavy construction at School Street to eliminate the grade crossing there. The crossing – located on the Main Line at the Westbury/New Cassel border –is the fourth of eight…

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School Street Grade Crossing Elimination 12-13-19

Bridge Replacements over a Single Weekend Require Months of Planning and Preparation 

By | LIRR Expansion Project, Project Update, School Street Grade Crossing

During the past year, the LIRR Expansion Project successfully eliminated two grade crossings with underpasses beneath grade crossings at Urban Avenue in North Hempstead and Covert Avenue in New Hyde Park. Work was completed with only a weekend suspension of railroad services and a 180-day closure of the street. Work…

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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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School Street Grade Crossing Elimination 06-21-19

Installation of Supports for Sound Walls Underway at School Street Grade Crossing Elimination

By | LIRR Expansion Project, School Street Grade Crossing

Piles have been driven to support sound walls east of the School Street grade crossing in New Cassel. These walls enable the LIRR to build within the right of way and serve as a barrier for train noise. 3rd Track Constructors, the design-build contractor for the LIRR Expansion Project, is…

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