• LIRR Mainline Third Track Project

  • Discussion of the past and present operations of the Long Island Rail Road.
Discussion of the past and present operations of the Long Island Rail Road.

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  by Head-end View
 
I'm guessing that even when School St. opens to traffic next month that finishing work will continue for another month, like it did at Urban Ave. a year ago. This will result in lane closures operated by flaggers during the day.
Interesting that construction has not yet really started on the Westbury Station. I guess they're saving that one for last.

Good to see that overall this project is proceeding very efficiently. Amazing what can be accomplished when people put their minds to the task.
  by MattAmity90
 
Well, the major priority of these grade crossing eliminations is to:

1.) Close the road.
2.) Dig, Dig, Dig, DIG!
3.) While digging, construct the span that will go over the road.
4.) Box-jack said span into place.
5.) Prep road for reopening.
6.) Reopen the road.

I don't think they will occasionally close School Street just because of construction or the surroundings. Urban and Covert had roads go over them, School will not.
  by REM3Night
 
REM3Night wrote: Mon Oct 12, 2020 5:24 pm
REM3Night wrote: Sun Sep 27, 2020 5:43 pm They removed the ballast that was between the ties - not under.
Last night they brought in the ballast train and dropped the ballast. Today I went over around noon and the ballast was in and they were reinstalling the third track. Usually the third rail is attached to a special long wood tie. With the concrete ties they attach a metal "bracket" and attach the third rail.
The new ties start just east of the Ellison Avenue bridge and extend well west of Carle Place (beyond view).
This weekend (October 10-11) they replaced the ties (with concrete ties) through the Westbury station. Last weekend they replaced the ties in New Cassel. Concrete ties (Westbound) now run from New Cassel through Westbury and Carle Place. It is hard to view where they start and finish. Hicksville still has wood ties and as far west as can be seen from the platform.
This weekend (October 18&19) they replaced the eastbound ties - they now run from New Cassel through Westbury to just before Ellison Avenue.
Next weekend they should work in Carle Place - it is quite interesting to watch.
  by MattAmity90
 
My 30th birthday: October 24th, 2020 has now marked a milestone in the project. The South 12th Street grade crossing in New Hyde Park is officially closed and eliminated. This makes the grade crossing the fifth of eight grade crossings to be officially eliminated. As far as crossing the tracks, people will have to use Covert Avenue and New Hyde Park Road to get to the other side until the Spring when the pedestrian underpass is completed at that location.

Cables have been relocated from those wooden poles to the new steel poles, with the top half of the original wooden power poles chopped off.

It was also announced that the weekend of November 14th-15th will see an outage to begin work at DIVIDE.
  by newkirk
 
Today at Mineola (Oct 25)
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