Yes indeed, as stated above by Head-end View. Let it be known that at 10:00 AM EST on September 5th, 2019 that one milestone of this massive project was completed. A second milestone will be completed in about eh.....one to two months from now when Covert Avenue opens up (slated for November).
August 2018: Governor Cuomo breaks ground on the LIRR Expansion Project at Urban Avenue. For the next seven months, pile driving of beams and corrugated steel into the ground takes place during the Fall and Winter months.
March 8th, 2019: Urban Avenue closes for grade crossing elimination project that sees excavation through July 19th, to go along with the construction of a new trestle. Signals, gates, and signal hut are razed.
July 20th-21st, 2019: New trestle is pushed into place by using a process known as "box-jacking."
July 22nd-September 4th, 2019: Pedestrian sidewalk, staircase, and Railroad Avenue undergo construction and pavement. On the week of August 25th-31st, the street is paved.
September 5th, 2019: Urban Avenue reopens grade separated from both the tracks and Railroad Avenue. It is the first grade crossing eliminated since Roslyn Road in Mineola in Spring 2008. Surroundings will be cleaned, pressed, and trimmed for the next few weeks.
This station is Babylon, this is the train to Penn Station. Stopping at: Lindenhurst, Copiague, Amityville, Massapequa Park, Massapequa, Seaford, Wantagh, Bellmore, Merrick, Freeport, Baldwin, Rockville Centre, Lynbrook, Valley Stream, Jamaica, Kew Gardens, Forest Hills, Woodside, Penn Station.