LIRR THIRD TRACK INFORMATION


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As you know, the construction of the third track along the LIRR’s main line is underway. I would like to do my best to keep you informed by sharing all information that I obtain on this topic here on this website. This list will be updated in real-time as I receive information.


 Links 

http://www.thirdtrackli.com/ Please visit this site to find regular updates and bulletins posted by 3rd Track Constructors, (3TC) a consortium of the contractors working on this project.  

http://www.amodernli.com/project/thirdtrack/

http://www.mta.info/lirr for up-to-the-minute Special Service Notices


 Phone Numbers 

3TC Information Hotline 516-203-4955


 Email Contacts 

CommunityOutreach@3rdTC.com


 Timeline
LIRR 6 Week Schedule - February 22 2019 Update
LIRR 6 Week Schedule – February 18 2019 Update
LIRR 6 Week Schedule - February 2019 Update
LIRR 6 Week Schedule - January 2019 update
LIRR 6 Week Schedule - December 2018 update
LIRR 6 Week Schedule - August 2018 Update
LIRR 6 Week Schedule - May 2018 Update



Local Updates:

May 29, 2019 Update from LIRR Community Outreach Team

It’s almost time for the Cherry Lane Bridge Replacement Project weekend “Roll-In”. Out of all of the benefits to be received by the LIRR Expansion Project, LIRR riders and residents along the Main Line corridor will immediately see a change thanks to the seven grade crossing eliminations and seven bridge modifications/replacements.

With the upcoming “roll-in” of the new Cherry Lane Bridge, the LIRR Expansion Project is making a significant leap forward.

In service since 1953, the low-hanging Cherry Lane Bridge has been the site of many accidents over the years as a result of trucks striking the bridge, resulting in train and traffic delays while LIRR crews worked to determine the bridge’s safety and structural stability.

The new bridge will increase the vertical clearance and accommodate the third track, improving LIRR system infrastructure and service reliability, and ensuring that traffic in and around Cherry Lane continues to move without incident.

What is a “roll-in”

If a picture is worth a thousand words, then a video is…priceless. Cherry Lane Bridge will be replaced using a similar method successfully used at LIRR’s Post Avenue Bridge in Westbury, which was completed over a single weekend in October 2017. Take a look here for a time-lapse look at the “roll-in” of the Post Avenue Bridge.

What you can expect

As many area residents are aware, 3TC has been using the area just north of the bridge on Cherry Lane to build the superstructure, and a detour for a limited area has been in place since April.

To prepare for and execute the “roll-in” of the new bridge, however, 3TC will need to close Cherry Lane from Mineola Avenue to Mallard Road from May 31 through the early morning of June 3. The full detour will go in to effect at 3:30 p.m. on Friday. See below for a map of the detour plan. 

The area surrounding the closure will remain open to local traffic. Vehicles heading in either direction will be directed to use Old Country Road, Glen Cove Road, Westbury Avenue, and Ellison Avenue to avoid the area.

For those who live in the affected area, flaggers will be strategically placed at each intersection to guide residents to their homes and may be dispatched at any time to assist with navigation around the work.

We also would like to assure you that emergency responders are aware of the closure and the detour plan.

For Westbury area and Carle Place LIRR commuters, on Saturday, June 1 and Sunday, June 2, there will be no train service at Carle Place Station and Westbury Station due to the Cherry Lane Bridge Replacement Project. Please use Mineola Station or Merrick Stations for LIRR service. For more information, www.mta.info/lirr or call 511.

 

What: Cherry Lane Closure

Where: Between Mineola Avenue and Mallard Road

When: Friday, May 31st at 3:30 p.m. through Early Monday, June 3rd

Times: 24 hours a day

Local Traffic Detour MaplocaltrafficdetourmapAs always, if you are interested in following our progress, you can find more information at LIRRExpansionProject.com.

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April Update - Cherry Lane

Progress is being made on the LIRR Expansion Project and 3rd Track Constructors (3TC) wants to make sure that you’re aware of a significant road closure in Carle Place/Town of North Hempstead, which is needed to accommodate the Cherry Lane Bridge Replacement project.

Beginning on or about April 3, 2019, Cherry Lane will be closed, from the south side of Mineola Avenue to the north side of Atlantic Avenue. The closure will last approximately eight weeks.

Detours, created in coordination with Carle Place officials, have been established to help get around the closure.

  • Vehicles heading in either direction will be directed to use Mineola, Rushmore and Atlantic Avenues to navigate around the closure.
  • Commercial trucks will be redirected away from Cherry Lane at the Northern Parkway exit and at Old Country Road.  Local traffic only will be allowed in the area for the duration of the work.

Please see the map below for local traffic details.

For those who live in the affected area, flaggers will be strategically placed at each intersection to guide residents to their homes and may be dispatched at any time to assist with navigation around the work. In addition, the Town of North Hempstead will institute temporary “no parking” regulations during the construction project, to further alleviate traffic in the area.

For more information, please visit https://lirrexpansion.com/2019/03/29/road-closure-coming-this-week-to-cherry-lane-in-carle-place/.

Your Community Ambassador team is here for you. Should you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to email us at CommunityOutreach@LIRRExpansion.com or call our 24/7 hotline at 516-203-4955

What:            Cherry Lane Closure

Where:          Between the south side of Mineola Avenue and the north side of Atlantic Avenue

When:           Beginning on or about Wednesday April 3, 2019 for approximately 8 weeks

Times:           7:00am – 4pm Monday - Friday


Local Traffic Detour Map

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On Friday, March 8, 2019, a long-term closure of Urban Avenue, between Broadway and Main Street, will begin.


Progress is being made on the LIRR Expansion Project and Third Track Constructors (3TC) wants to make sure that you’re aware of a significant road closure in New Cassel/Town of North Hempstead, which is needed to accommodate the Urban Avenue Grade Crossing Elimination Project.

The closure will last for the entirety of this element of the LIRR Expansion Project – approximately six months.


Detours, created in coordination with the Town of North Hempstead, have been established to help get around the closure.

  • Vehicles heading south on Urban Avenue will be redirected west, along Prospect Avenue. From there, drivers will make a left onto Union Avenue, followed by a left onto Grand Boulevard. From Grand Boulevard, southbound vehicles will be guided onto Old Country Road.
  • Vehicles on Old Country Road wishing to travel north on Urban Avenue will be redirected to Grand Boulevard, followed by a right onto Union Avenue, and then a right onto Prospect Avenue back to Urban Avenue. 

Please see the map below for details.

In addition to the detour plan, a free pedestrian shuttle service will be provided from the corner of Broadway and Urban Avenue (north of the tracks) to Main Street and Urban Avenue (south of the tracks). The shuttle is planned to run 7 days a week, every half hour from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Any changes to the schedule will be posted on www.LIRRExpansion.com.

For more information, please visit - https://lirrexpansion.com/2019/02/27/urban-avenue-closure-to-begin-march-8th/.

While we recognize that this work may be disruptive, we want you to know that your Community Ambassador team is here for you. Should you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to email us at CommunityOutreach@LIRRExpansion.com or call our 24/7 hotline at 516-203-4955.

Where:          Between Broadway and Main Street
When:           Beginning Friday, March 8th for approximately 6 months
Times:           24 hours a day/7 days a week

Planned Shuttle Service Pick-Up/Drop-Off Locations:
Broadway and Urban Avenue (north of the tracks)
Main Street and Urban Avenue (south of the tracks)

Detour Map:

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Feb. 1, 2019 Update from LIRR Community Outreach Team
Progress continues on the LIRR Expansion Project and Third Track Constructors (3TC) wants to make sure that you’re aware of the temporary, daytime road closures that will take place this week on Covert Avenue.
On or about Tuesday, February 5th, Covert Avenue will be temporarily closed between 1st Avenue and 2nd Avenue. The daily closures will take place from 7:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and will end no later than Tuesday, February 12th.
During the times that Covert Avenue is closed, two detours will be available to non-commercial vehicles. Southbound drivers on Covert Avenue will be directed to South 6th Street. Northbound drivers on Covert Avenue will be directed to South 8th Street. Flaggers and MTA police will be present. Please see the map for details.

Commercial vehicles will be required to detour to New Hyde Park Road.
 
We understand that this work may be disruptive. Should you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to email us at CommunityOutreach@LIRRExpansion.com or call our 24/7 hotline at 516-203-4955.
 
What:            Covert Avenue Street Closure
Where:          Between 1st Avenue and 2nd Avenue
When:           Beginning on or about Tuesday, February 5th and ending no later than Tuesday, February 12th
Times:           Daily, from 7:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
 
Non-Commercial Detours Available:
South 6th Street for Southbound Traffic
South 8th Street for Northbound Traffic
 
Commercial Detour Available:
New Hyde Park Road
 
Non-Commercial Vehicle Detour Map

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