Structure at 124 Covert Avenue Removed on Schedule in Support of Grade Crossing Elimination

The structure at 124 Covert Avenue in New Hyde Park has been successfully removed following its successful deconstruction last month. This critical-path activity was completed to support the elimination of the Covert Avenue Grade Crossing and make room for the new undergrade crossing at this intersection. Community coordination has been key to advancing this project, and the design-build contractor, 3rd Track Constructors, looks forward to continuing this successful collaboration as the grade crossing elimination progresses. A full road closure limited to six months is anticipated to begin in April 2019. The project is expected to be completed this summer.

The Covert Avenue grade crossing is being eliminated and reconstructed to provide a two-lane grade-separated underpass with a pedestrian sidewalk on the east side of the underpass. This reconstructed grade crossing was designed in conjunction with the Village of New Hyde Park and will enhance safety and provide for a quieter and more livable community along the railroad. The elimination of the Covert Avenue grade crossing is part of the LIRR Expansion Project to strengthen the reliability of LIRR infrastructure and ultimately support the growth and development of Long Island.

124 Covert Avenue following demolition and removal of structure - 01-19

For more information, please visit the Covert Avenue Grade Crossing Elimination Project Page –