Over a single weekend, August 24-25, crews from LIRR and 3rd Track Constructors worked around the clock to successfully “push” into place the new bridge and underpass structure for Covert Avenue in the Village of New Hyde Park as part of the LIRR Expansion Project Floral Park to Hicksville. You can watch the work from start to finish here:
Planned as an orchestrated weekend activity, workers moved the pre-constructed structure in increments more than 50 feet into position on the LIRR Main Line, after removing tracks and excavating down 25 feet in preparation. An LIRR double track outage was in effect between New Hyde Park and Hicksville during the work. LIRR crews then rebuilt the tracks and reinstalled the supporting systems.
For more information about the Covert Avenue Grade Crossing project, and for progress photos, please visit the project page on AModernLI.com – http://www.amodernli.com/project/covert-avenue-grade-crossing-elimination/.