MACTRAXX wrote: ↑Fri Aug 14, 2020 10:10 am
R36 Combine Coach wrote:Seems New Hyde Park Road will still be too low for trucks.
Head-end View wrote: ↑Mon Aug 10, 2020 8:05 pm
R36, it does look low in the photo but I would guess it's 14 ft. I can't imagine they would build it too low for trucks and risk periodic strikes by large trucks like they've had with other bridges in the area.
R36, H-E View and Everyone:
The best way to get an idea on how high or low the new New Hyde Park
Road underpass is - is to go there yourself and take a good look at it.
I did just that after the Covert Avenue underpass was opened and I took
note that the height of the railroad bridge looks less than it actually is -
or that the road level is deeper than it appears in photographs.
Taking note to the recent progress such as paving the underpass at NHP
Road I hope to get to NHP at some point in the coming days...MACTRAXX
Everyone: I Stopped at NHP this evening 8/21 to look at the NHP
Road underpass. I was able to walk on the west pedestrian walkway and
then walked on the roadway - I was impressed how good the underpass
looks - the bridge height IS larger than recent photos show. A walkway
crossing over NHP Road parallels the tracks on the south side along W/
staircases for further access to the pedestrian ramps on both sides of
the underpass. This underpass should be ready soon for traffic...
On my stop there was some LIRR delays in both directions during the
5PM hour - at one point the 12th Street Crossing gates stayed down for
the better part of 10 minutes tying up traffic in the area. Congestion
problems caused by the NHP grade crossings - with only 12th Street
remaining-should be much less once the NHP Road underpass opens.
I began my stop using the pedestrian "duck-under" at Covert Avenue.
I watched a few vehicles - including a truck with a tall trailer go under
without any question of close clearance. Covert Avenue is well used
and now very much established.
I also took note to what I believe is the first section of the new third
track being put in place - at the new Platform B at Merillon Avenue.
With all tracks on the Main Line bidirectional Platform A is on the
north side and Platform B on the south side at all stations NHP to
Westbury inclusive in the Third Track Construction zone.
The Third Track Project seems to be running smoothly - on time and
in budget. It is interesting to note all the changes on the route...
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