LIRR Third Track Update - June 2022

During the month of June, you will see crews performing the following construction activities in Garden City.


  • Crews from E-J Electric have begun removing temporary utility poles across the entire project alignment.
    • Workers may need access to private property in some areas, in which case the project will communicate with specific business/property owners ahead of time.

Tanners Pond Road / Denton Avenue Bridge Replacement Project

  • The project team is coordinating closely with the Village of Garden City to finalize the design of the new traffic configuration and re-open the roadway.
    • As a result, local road closures and detours are in place for the time being.
    • Tanners Pond Road/Denton Avenue is closed from Main Avenue to Railroad Avenue. Traffic is being redirected to alternate routes, and work zone traffic control (WZTC) signage has been posted throughout the closure.
    • View a vehicular detour map for the area.

Wall Construction

  • Following a successful support of excavation installation on the north side of the tracks, crews are now installing security fencing along the top of the newly installed wall from Nassau Boulevard to approximately Cornelia Avenue.

Merillon Avenue Station Enhancement

  • Crews are now restoring the area to its permanent condition with ongoing punch list work scheduled throughout the month.


  • With planting season underway, 3TC has remained committed to landscaping and other design elements - such as the planting of trees, shrubs and other greenery - that will enhance a completed project and contribute to the beautification of the corridor.
    • Landscaping has begun and will continue throughout June in the following areas:
      • Main Avenue from Tanners Pond Road to Meadbrook Road
      • Along the south side sound wall from Nassau Boulevard to Whitehall Boulevard

Double Track Outages

  • There are currently no double track outages scheduled for June.

Additional Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) Work Along the Railroad Right-of-Way

  • In addition to the activities described above, you may see or hear LIRR forces working along the railroad right-of-way at various times during the month.
  • To avoid LIRR service interruptions during peak commuting hours, LIRR work along the railroad right-of-way may be taking place overnight and on weekends.
  • For more information, visit the post on the LIRR Expansion Project website.