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MTA Long Island Rail Road has opened a rebuilt overpass near its train station in Huntington, New York.
The new overpass is fully enclosed with glass-panel walls and features brighter LED lighting and CCTV security cameras. The old overpass was demolished and removed to accommodate the new structure, including stairs, landings and connecting bridges to parking garages, MTA LIRR officials said in a press release.
Now, all three overpasses at the station are entirely enclosed.
Construction began in September 2020 and concluded last month. Despite pandemic-related challenges, the project was completed on time and under budget, MTA LIRR officials said. Brooklyn-based Falcon Builders Inc. was the construction contractor.
"This station enhancement not only gives riders a brand new overpass to use, but also appropriately complements the increased service that will be coming to Huntington customers with the completion of the Third Track Expansion Project and the introduction of Grand Central Madison service later this year," said LIRR Interim President Catherine Rinaldi.
Huntington Station is part of LIRR's Port Jefferson Branch, serving as a key transfer point for riders traveling east.