LIRR Expansion Project Team Informs New Hyde Park Residents about Ongoing Covert Avenue Grade Crossing Work at New Hyde Park Community Day

New Hyde Park Community Day

On September 14th, the LIRR Expansion Project team celebrated New Hyde Park Community Day at Memorial Park. Community Ambassadors to New Hyde Park, Judy White and Camille Koorey, engaged with interested residents about the ongoing construction work in the Village, including the Covert Avenue grade crossing elimination. As an end of summer treat and thank you to residents for their patience during construction, Design-Build Contractor 3rd Track Constructors sponsored free gelato.

The construction of a third track from Floral Park to Hicksville will reduce train congestion and delays and enable true bi-directional service during peak hours with a more reliable rail network. This transformative work includes several related projects, including the construction of parking garages, retaining walls, improvements to rail bridges and the removal of eight street-level grade crossings. Construction is being managed to minimize the impact on daily routines, with extensive mitigation and public outreach efforts in local communities. For more information, please visit the LIRR Expansion Project Floral Park to Hicksville project page on