Project Overview

The Cherry Valley Road Bridge, which is in the Village of Garden City in the Town of Hempstead, was built in 1871 and serves the Hempstead Branch. This bridge replacement project is necessary to raise the bridge structure to avoid truck strikes that cause delays on the Hempstead Branch. There were 10 bridge strikes to this bridge in 2015 and 10 in 2016, which underlines the need to improve the bridge’s safety and reliability for vehicles and for LIRR passengers. Cherry Valley Road Bridge will be raised to accommodate a vertical height clearance of 14 feet to allow trucks to safely pass beneath it. The LIRR selected the design in January 2019, with final 30% plans and specifications for the Design-Build Contract completed in April 2019.

MTA Board Approves Contract for Transformative LIRR Modernization

Historic Project Will Improve Railroad Infrastructure, Eliminate Seven Street-Level Railroad Crossings, Improve Railroad Bridges, Add Third Track to Busiest LIRR Corridor The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) Board on Wednesday approved a design-build contract with 3rd Track Constructors (3TC), to complete the