Construction to replace the Linden Avenue underpass in Floral Park has entered its final stages, now that the demolition of existing walls and underpass footings has been completed. The underpass, originally constructed in 1960, provides pedestrian access to the Floral Park Pool and Recreation Center from points north of the LIRR Main Line tracks.
After consulting with village officials, MTA Construction & Development project managers timed the project to occur in the late fall and winter months so there would be minimal inconvenience to area residents. When completed, the underpass will match the aesthetics of the sound walls being constructed along the south side of the right-of-way for the length of the complex. The wall design was chosen by the village. Construction of the new underpass is expected to be completed this spring, in time for the Little League and swimming season.
Replacement of the Linden Avenue Pedestrian Underpass is necessary to facilitate implementation of the new third track on the LIRR Main Line, which will help to strengthen the reliability and resiliency of the LIRR and support the growth and development of Long Island and the wider region. For more information and construction photos, please visit the Linden Avenue Pedestrian Overpass project page on AModernLI.com.