On March 12th, the LIRR Expansion Project team met with members of the Garden City Estates Property Owners Association to discuss upcoming construction activities in and around the Village, including the Merillon Avenue Station enhancement project, the replacement of the Merillon Avenue substation, the replacement of the Nassau Boulevard and Tanners Pond-Denton Avenue bridges, and the elimination of New Hyde Park Road Grade Crossing – the Merillon Avenue Station Enhancement and New Hyde Park Road Grade Crossing projects are underway.
The project team presented an overall construction timeline for the Village, as well as a tentative construction schedule for the project elements occurring in Garden City. The team distributed specific information regarding upcoming work at Merillon Avenue Station.
Residents and commuters along the Main Line corridor have long sought a mass transit solution to reduce road congestion, improve safety and provide an appealing alternative to driving – all with minimal disruption to existing train services and without residential property takings. 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 up to five parking garages, retaining walls, improvements to rail bridges and the removal of seven street-level railroad crossings.
Construction in Garden City and elsewhere is being handled in a way that minimizes the impact on daily routines, with extensive mitigation and ongoing public outreach to all communities along the Expansion Project, including regular presentations to local officials and organizations to keep them up to date regarding construction progress.
For more information, please visit the LIRR Expansion Project Floral Park to Hicksville project page on AModernLI.com – http://www.amodernli.com/project/thirdtrack/.