New York MTA begins major construction in Westbury and New Cassel

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The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) is ready to begin a major construction project.

The MTA is temporarily closing School St. in the village of Westbury and Hamlet of New Cassel as part of MTA Construction & Development’s (C&D) Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) Expansion Project, MassTransitMag reports.

The project will eliminate the railroad grade crossing at School St. to make the area safer. A new bridge to span this crossing will be moved into place Sept. 12-13, and the newly built roadway below the bridge is expected to reopen in November.

The grade crossing eliminations will enhance safety, reduce noise and air pollution and reduce traffic back-ups. Stations along the Main Line between Floral Park and Hicksville are being rebuilt to accommodate a new third track.

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