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Improvements to government building ‘stone age’ parking lot get green light

January 9 – It’s been seven years since the Government Service Center parking garage was dubbed a ‘Stone Age’ structure, but in a few months, drivers will be able to use it 24/7 and pay in cash or by credit card.

During budget hearings in 2015, Commissioner Cindy Carpenter dubbed the five-story structure at the corner of Court Street and Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard their “Stone Age” garage, but it still took several years for the wheels to turn to automate it. , in part because of the cost.

Now Carpenter is calling it their “new age” garage since she and her fellow Commissioners have given the green light to spend $ 200,000 to fully automate the garage which will be open 24/7 and drivers can use money or credit to pay. The project, which generates more income, is expected to be completed by the end of this quarter.

“I think the key to success is just to make it easy to use, if we achieve that goal we have done something very beneficial to the public…” said Carpenter. “I’m not as worried about the source of income as I want to make it convenient for the public as we were able to generate enough income to maintain this garage.”

The 600-space garage is currently cash-only, payable at the door. Proposals over the years to automate the garage, make it more user-friendly, and generate income through community events several years ago ranged from $ 100,000 to $ 400,000.

Chris Hacker, the county’s director of assets, purchasing and projects, said he didn’t need to bid on the project because the software system that operates the garage systems was already in place. The entrance and exits will look the same, except that there will no longer be a garage attendant to run the stand on Court Street.

There will be a payment kiosk that takes cash or credit in the lobby on the first floor of the garage and another inside the CGC near the covered passage that connects the two buildings on the second floor.

There are a number of different parking arrangements at the garage. People can pay $ 40 per month for a reserved spot, county jurisdiction jurors, law enforcement and firefighters and others park for free, then daily parking lots that pay a maximum of $ 6.50 . There will be an online payment option for monthly parking.

Hacker has said now that they can eliminate the separate daily rate and the monthly parking lanes that go down to the exit, they can add additional parking spaces along that ramp, which will improve the bottom line.

Previously, there were two part-time mechanics who collectively made $ 31,000. According to county administrator Judi Boyko, one has retired and the other has filled a vacant position in the county mail room.

The full-time parking attendant will always be there to “troubleshoot” and make sure everything is working properly.

The other commissioners said early on that the automation project must have a decent return on investment. Boyko said the county estimates “a five-year return on investment based on the cost of automation, increased revenue and reduced costs.” She said she expects earnings to increase by about 18 to 20 percent, or about $ 35,000 per year.

Entertainment and events have intensified dramatically in Hamilton since the county began discussing automation, such as the giant sports and convention site Spooky Nook which is under construction. Commissioner TC Rogers said having a fully automated garage will allow them to capitalize on all the activity.

“I think it’s a solid investment, especially with what’s going on in the city of Hamilton,” said Rogers. “Parking will be more important outside of office hours. “

Another sign of the times that makes automation a particularly interesting project is the severe labor shortage everyone faces due to the fallout from the pandemic, according to Commissioner Don Dixon. He said “it makes sense to take the one headache out” of finding people to work in the garage and the price was right.

Hacker said that once the automation project is completed, the “cash only” signs will drop and there will be a lot of signs to inform people about the new parking process.

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Impact on the website! With the new parking action plan, the non-scientific parking spaces on the LHH road have been removed


Impact on the website! With the new Parking Action Plan, the unscientific parking spaces on Light House Hill Road (LHH) have been removed

Mangaluru: Talk about the magic that the issues highlighted on Mangalorean.com are fixed in no time. civic issues and within hours or days the authorities concerned, who cannot stand criticism of their negligence, swiftly step into action and rectify civic issues. In the past, Mangalorean.com has highlighted various civic issues on our website, and there has been a huge effect with most issues resolved in no time, from the rectification of dilapidated roads, open drainage, unfriendly trails, dog threat, neglect, garbage, illegal palisades, potholes, dying trees, etc.

Following the report (Ref: Unscientific parking spaces on the LHH road Not a SMART IDEA by the people in charge of SMART CITY! ), Mangaluru Smart City Ltd (MSCL) officials have now removed non-science parking spaces near the Ladies Club / across from Tagore Park on Light House Hill Road, Mangaluru, after developing a new action plan for the parking.

BEFORE WEBSITE IMPACT….

As the construction works on the section of Light House Hill Road to Dr Ambedkar Circle (Jyothi Circle) widened, although the project was progressing slowly, it was good news for the citizens of Mangaluru and tourists in Mangaluru. . Unfortunately, the bad news was that providing unscientific parking spaces for all four wheels on this widening road, which was just a silly idea. All of the educated people and people of common sense that the Mangalorean team interacted with all said that the parking spaces that had been provided were nothing but foolish and absolutely a stupid idea, of the from those responsible behind the plan.

These car parks are close to the Ladies Club and opposite Tagore Park, on the stretch of LHH Road, where four-wheelers parked in these spaces with their bumpers extending out onto the road, imagine what the situation would be like on the road. traffic on this road during rush hour. Also, how would parked vehicles move in heavy traffic? Did any of the MSCL officials consider all of these drawbacks when planning these unscientific parking spaces. A few days after the publication of our report, Sincerely, from the Mangalorean team, received a call from the General Manager (Technical) of MSCL stating that the parking spaces will be removed and the new parking action plan will be given to us. notified soon.

AFTER IMPACT ON THE WEBSITE….

Once again, on January 7, 2022, Er Arun Prabha, the Managing Director of MSCL, said that with the new action plan for parking, instead of allowing four-wheeled vehicles to park on the side right of the road adjacent to the wall of the Ladies Club, a parking space will be provided for two-wheelers, with marked lines. And now, where the two-wheelers are parked next to the Tagore Park, this space will be provided for the parking of four-wheelers, with marked lines (only). This is the new action plan on the parking issue, and I hope it will serve the purpose without objections or complaints from motorists and citizens.

Either way, I’m sure many of us have faced similar delays on busy streets just because of vehicles parked in weird places in already narrow lanes. It will not be surprising to see such sites in areas with malls, markets and malls. Roadside parking is a necessity in any city’s traffic ecosystem. Unfortunately, he is so underestimated on bigger issues that he is put aside. Considering the high percentage of four-wheeled vehicles among the total vehicle population in Mangaluru, apart from two-wheelers, it becomes essential to be able to manage the availability and proper use of parking spaces on the main arteries of the city.

Vehicles parked along the road can create a similar bottleneck and sometimes accentuate a pre-existing bottleneck due to the conflict and blockages they create for the flow of traffic. Street curb parking can be streamlined by making simple changes to the way we view parking as a whole. Reserving specific sections of a busy road to open for parking will provide much needed structure to parking availability, but certainly not on that LHH road. Making only one side of the road open for parking and alternating the two sides every now and then the meters can divide the congestion evenly. This is not a popular solution for a crowded city like Mangaluru. However, this would not produce any advantage on small stretches in some streets of Mangaluru. On such roads, having a clear demarcation on an open side for parking is a welcome respite.

As we try to solve the city’s parking problems, it is important to note that at the heart of this problem lies the paradox of balancing means and ends to achieve systematic and well enforced parking at the edge of the road. road. The ultimate goal is not to make the parking experience easier to get people to get out their cars and vehicles more often, but to provide more convenience for those who choose to bring their vehicles and remove bottlenecks. throttling caused by random parking. Solutions to parking problems should be designed with the end results in mind. Making traffic and the parking experience smoother should be the order of the day.

Ultimately, a well-managed parking space scenario in the city will not only provide a comfortable option for drivers to park quickly and save time, it will also lead to a clear list of available parking spaces and decisions. more informed for drivers to choose the right mode of transport. Given the demand for total removal of parking spaces from some of the city’s busy roads, a better parking environment will require discipline and informed decisions about daily commuting. Let’s hope that the management of parking spaces gets the importance it deserves in the long battle for improved and safe mobility in Mangaluru! .

MSCL CLARIFIES ON THE DIGGING / CUTTING OF THE NEW LIGHT HOUSE HILL ROAD:

In response to the report published in Mangalorean.com (Ref: OH MY GOD! Total nonsense yet again dig / cut all new Light House Hill Road ), Er Arun Prabha – General Manager (Technical) of Mangaluru Smart City Ltd clarified by stating

“MSCL dismantled about 50m of this section at the end of the road for a lane width to build a retaining wall. This became necessary due to the (free) U-turn to the right. We also had to realign the UGD line here. This is old concrete, not new concrete.

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Opinion: It’s time for a downtown parking garage

ThisIt has been almost 10 years since the community expressed its disapproval of a parking garage at the entrance to the village and the council withdrew it from consideration. I was among the poo pooers. But oh what a difference a decade makes.

Riverside County, one of Laguna’s main food markets, has grown 10% over the past decade, adding around a quarter of a million people, according to U.S. census data. Orange County has grown 6% over the same period, adding an estimated 177,000 to its already bloated ranks of 3 million. This was during a period when 53% of all US counties were shrinking. Yeah theyare still coming, despite our taxes, the cost of living, homelessness, natural disasters and liberal tolerance for crime.

Additionally, we have now learned empirically that walking walks do improve the quality of our lives, with pleasant downtown streets for strolling, window shopping and al fresco dining. But we need to replace those 43 parking spaces lost in Forest, as well as the spaces displaced by adjacent parklets, and the nine spaces lost due to the $ 11 million village entrance beautification project. And we need the flexibility to eliminate additional parking if we decide to pedestrianize downtown more in the future.

Additionally, the new downtown-specific plan has reduced the amount of on-site parking that merchants need to obtain clearance, meaning its now more necessary than ever to provide replacement parking. One person who opposed the DSP and expressed disapproval of the Coastal Commission was Council member George Weiss. He said that despite advances in alternative transport, cars were there for the foreseeable future and therefore parking needed to be provided. Well, since Coastal approved the DSP, here isThis is your chance, George.

Right herewhat’s thishas also changed. We now have a better design that incorporates and reuses the historic and temperamental building of the digester. Artist and town planning commissioner Jorg Dubin put his volunteer creativity to work and designed a modest and tasteful three-story rendering of a Spanish Mission garage that uses the digester as a staircase and elevator. The garage is on the right and is thus set back discreetly into the side of the hill, and is below our height limit of 36 feet.

But it doesn’tt must be a single-use building, first of all because we have a mandate from the State for more affordable housing. And also because we have failed to provide our talented young athletes with a safe place to skate, despite the fact that we are home to world class skaters, including world number one Nyjah Huston. This structure could be multifunctional – a skateboard park on the top floor – which could be converted into a parking lot during the summer if required. And if we used the ground floor for affordable housing, we’d have a four-way win, or whatis known in the permaculture world as stacked use. A historic drug rehab, skate park, affordable housing and a parking facility. This funding could be obtained from a variety of sources, including state housing subsidies. And whatever the cost, it will eventually be recovered through parking fees and / or rents.

The reason this location makes so much sense is that cars entering through Laguna Canyon Road would never have to drive through our downtown streets looking for parking. Yet hes within walking distance of everything unlike Act V. And imagine how nice and quaint it would be to one day have a slow cart from the garage to the beach, right in the middle of Ocean Avenue, and travel around the other way around to the Sawdust Festival — a connecting line from our arts district to the beach. But I digress. For now letThis makes it our transportation hub, where buses, trolleys and even an e-bike rental kiosk could be cited, making it easy and appealing to ditch the car and get around town effortlessly.

What made other walks such as Pearl Street in Boulder and Third Street in Santa Monica so successful was the addition of parking lots on the outskirts. The Promenade is just one piece of the puzzle to make our downtown area less congested and more community-focused. To anticipate the continued increase in population and popularity of Laguna, we still need more multimodal transport options and safe cycling infrastructure. We still need to bury power lines on Laguna Canyon Road and a dedicated bicycle and transit lane. We still need parking in the north and south of the Laguna, so that arriving tourists can park and ride. This will make Laguna a model city of the future, relieving us of the burden of fossil fuels while making our commute less stressful for us residents. This will dramatically improve the quality of life for generations to come, and achieve an equally important goal for most of you – increasing the value of your home. If not us, who? If not now when?

Mayor Sue Kempf and Mayor Pro Tem Bob Whalen lead the Senior Parking Subcommittee, which is responsible for developing a parking master plan for the city. If you agree with a downtown parking garage, be sure to express your support.

Billy hosts Laguna Talks Thursday nights on KXFM radio. Hes also the CEO of La Vida Laguna, an e-bike and ocean sports tourism company. E-mail: [email protected]

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Change and parking

One problem is never mentioned when people talk about their opposition to a new parking lot: the construction failure a year ago. This was reluctantly approved but “compromised” by Town Meeting. It was significantly watered down by shrinking the basement and cutting off the upper floors.

Approximately $ 300,000 was added to the cost of reinforcing the structure “just in case. they decided to add higher floors at a later date. Then the parking spaces in the new ‘garage’ on the ground floor were distributed, benches were added to create a park vibe to satisfy those who thought parking garages were ugly, and even added an art showcase for changing art exhibitions.

The quiet residential streets near the city center were lined with parking meters and parked cars. The anti-garage citizens were content and the battle was over.

This quasi-garage, built in a central downtown location owned by the city, settled the issue, but it was a major push in the exodus of downtown businesses. Even though businesses came in after that, they couldn’t sustain growth without people filling the sidewalks. This answers the question of why there is no shortage of parking spaces: so many businesses have left that there is almost nothing to come downtown except to eat at student hangouts, the Amherst cinema and library. A remaining bookstore, Hastings and a few stores struggle to keep their shoppers and customers, while those with short memories denounce the idea of ​​filling a need in order to find a bustling city center.

Some people seem desperate that Amherst is changing, but having arrived in town over 50 years ago, I can attest that the change was happening and will continue as long as we live. . And have you ever seen anyone sitting on the benches of this “garage”?

Audrey Child

Amherst

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An Australian township has installed “horse parking spaces” and it’s like an old western!

You wouldn’t believe me if I told you (but I still will …)

Riders can now trot up to the canton of Toora and park their HORSES – just like in the movies!

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Toora is a town in eastern Victoria and is known to be more of a coffee and art genre.

It is located along the Gippsland Railway which sees many riders galloping around town!

Until recently, riders literally had to hold the reins while waiting for their café au lait, but now horses can have a drink and stay for free while they roam the township.

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Ms. Hopkins, president of the Toora Community Action Team, was a driving force behind the project.

“If you can stop somewhere on your horse and have lunch, that puts a final end to a ride and it just makes it easier for everyone, gives everyone a chance to take a break.

South Gippsland’s head of infrastructure planning Tony Peterson said the residents of Toora were involved in the design process.

“The local pony clubs and riders have been essential in the planning so that we can meet their needs. It works very well, ”he said.

What a great initiative!

Credit (Original article): ABC Gippsland

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Opponents of Amherst parking lot organize petition

Posted: 1/2/2022 19:51:01 PM

Modified: 1/2/2022 19:50:21 PM

AMHERST – A petition calling on city council to reconsider its recent vote creating a new overlay neighborhood for a second parking lot in downtown Amherst is circulating ahead of Monday’s council meeting.

Using the voter veto section of the city’s charter, which gives residents 14 days to collect the signatures of 5% of registered voters in the last municipal election, the petition says residents are “protesting the vote of the December 20, 2021 by Amherst. City Council will rezone Map 14A, Parcel 33.

This 9-4 vote approved a zoning change so that the 0.68 acre municipal parking lot between North Pleasant and North Prospect streets could be the site of a new parking structure. The parking facility overlay district would be on city property bordered by the parish center of St. Brigid’s Church to the north and the CVS Pharmacy parking lot to the south.

An opinion piece published on the Amherst Indy blog in support of the petition, written by Ira Bryck of Strong Street, cites the need for “further exploration” of both the need for parking and where a new garage could be built, adding that those who oppose rezoning are not anti-business or “not in my backyard” activists.

“They think the garage proposal is a big decision, and the wrong way to decide is to tell the planning department to only consider that one site, and regardless of the parking studies,” Bryck writes.

While supported by the business community as part of a Destination Amherst initiative and by a qualified majority of advisers, significant opposition was voiced by those on North Prospect Street who live near the site.

Sarah McKee of Chadwick Court, one of the residents leading the petition campaign, said on Sunday that if 810 signatures were collected it would meet the demands of a voter veto and force a reconsideration. McKee said she did not expect the signatures to be certified until the initial meeting of the new board on Monday.

Still, a preface attached to the petition notes that if five councilors agree to reconsider the topic, the topic could be reconsidered and the stacked district could be canceled because it would no longer have the two-thirds support needed for all zoning changes.

The composition of the council is changing, with two of the main supporters of the overlapping district, District 3 Councilor George Ryan and District 4 Councilor Evan Ross both left. They are among six councilors who are leaving, along with two who voted against the measure, District 5 Councilor Darcy DuMont and District 1 Councilor Sarah Swartz.

This is the second time that the voters’ veto petition has been used. This past April, those concerned with the scale of the renovation and expansion of Jones Library used it, although the city clerk’s office ruled they had not collected enough signatures. The city council submitted the project to a referendum on November 2, in which 65% of voters supported it.

As the city progresses with the building, a lawsuit in Hampshire Superior Court remains active, arguing the project has failed to secure the necessary two-thirds majority.

Scott Merzbach can be contacted at [email protected]

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DC Srinagar Reviews Measures for Adequate Parking, City Traffic Decongestion – India Education | Latest Education News | Global education news

SRINAGAR: To ensure adequate parking in the heavily congested areas of Srinagar city, Srinagar Deputy Commissioner Mohammad Aijaz Asad chaired a joint meeting of all stakeholders on Friday in the meeting room of the Srinagar office complex. DC, here.

During the meeting, a tense discussion took place regarding providing adequate parking space for traders in Lal Chowk, Residency Road, Poloview, Batmaloo, Hari Sing High Street, Goni Khan, Shaheed Gunj and other adjacent areas to overcome traffic jams. in the city.

The meeting also discussed measures taken to streamline and improve the traffic system, in addition to measures taken to reduce nuisance due to poor parking and roadside encroachments in the city.

On occasion, the deputy commissioner insisted on coordinating the efforts of the district administration, traffic police, SMC, SDA and all stakeholders, including traders and customers. , strictly following the traffic rules in letter and spirit for the greater good of the public.

The DC also insisted on the optimal use of the existing car park and on the simultaneous identification and development of new parking spaces to accommodate the vehicles of traders and customers. He also asked to reserve adequate parking spaces for traders for a reasonable monthly fee.

While interacting with the representatives of the various professional bodies, the DC asked them to cooperate with the Administration to ensure a good regulation of the traffic in the city in particular on the congested and heavy traffic axes to overcome the traffic jams.

The DC also asked them to motivate other traders and the general public to use paid parking lots to overcome traffic jams.

Regarding the demand of traders to provide parking spaces to traders at preferential rates, the deputy commissioner asked the relevant SDA authorities to examine the trader’s request as a priority and to review the parking fees for traders because they must use on a daily basis.

The deputy commissioner also asked the SDA authorities to submit land allocation requests for new parking sites in the city so that sufficient parking space is available to accommodate more vehicles.

The Vice President of Srinagar Development Authority also spoke on this occasion and briefed the President on the current parking capacity available in Srinagar.

The Vice President, SDA, Bashir Ahmad, Additional Deputy Commissioner Srinagar, Dr Syed Hanief Balkhi, SP Traffic, Zaffar Ahmad, Director of Planning, Secretary SDA, Tehsildar South and others concerned were present at the meeting .

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DC Srinagar reviews measures for adequate parking, decongestion of traffic in the city

To ensure adequate parking in the heavily congested areas of Srinagar city, Srinagar Deputy Commissioner Mohammad Aijaz Asad chaired a joint meeting of all stakeholders in the meeting room of the DC office complex here on Friday.

During the meeting, a tense discussion took place regarding providing adequate parking space for traders in Lal Chowk, Residency Road, Poloview, Batmaloo, Hari Sing High Street, Goni Khan, Shaheed Gunj and other adjacent areas to overcome traffic jams. in the city.

The meeting also discussed measures taken to streamline and improve the traffic system, in addition to measures taken to reduce nuisance due to poor parking and roadside encroachments in the city.

On occasion, the deputy commissioner insisted on coordinating the efforts of the district administration, traffic police, SMC, SDA and all stakeholders, including traders and customers. , strictly following the traffic rules in letter and spirit for the greater good of the public.

The DC also insisted on the optimal use of the existing car park and on the simultaneous identification and development of new parking spaces to accommodate the vehicles of traders and customers. He also asked to reserve adequate parking spaces for traders for a reasonable monthly fee.

While interacting with the representatives of the various professional bodies, the DC asked them to cooperate with the Administration to ensure a good regulation of the traffic in the city in particular on the congested and heavy traffic axes to overcome the traffic jams.

The DC also asked them to motivate other traders and the general public to use paid parking lots to overcome traffic jams.

Regarding the demand of traders to provide parking spaces to traders at preferential rates, the deputy commissioner asked the relevant SDA authorities to examine the trader’s request as a priority and to review the parking fees for traders because they must use on a daily basis.

The deputy commissioner also asked the SDA authorities to submit land allocation requests for new parking sites in the city so that sufficient parking space is available to accommodate more vehicles.

The Vice President of Srinagar Development Authority also spoke on this occasion and briefed the President on the current parking capacity available in Srinagar.

The Vice President, SDA, Bashir Ahmad, Additional Deputy Commissioner Srinagar, Dr Syed Hanief Balkhi, SP Traffic, Zaffar Ahmad, Director of Planning, Secretary SDA, Tehsildar South and others concerned were present at the meeting .

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Downtown parking garage to reopen Thursday after structural repairs

CLARKSVILLE, TN (CLARKSVILLE NOW) – The parking lot in downtown Clarksville is slated to reopen Thursday morning, according to city spokesperson Linda Gerron.

The parking garage, located at the corner of Second and Commerce streets, was closed in July after a routine inspection revealed structural problems.

An inspection by TRC Worldwide Engineering revealed cracks in the concrete slabs at the column level above the slab and cracks at the bottom of the slab at mid span in both directions.

The city is expected to release more details about work on the garage tomorrow.

Gerron told Clarksville Now the garage will open “first thing in the morning.”

The new garage is moving forward

The city continues to express its intentions for an additional garage downtown. According to city project manager John Hillborn, the new garage will be a joint city and county project, although planning is still underway.

Hillborn told Clarksville Now that the city hopes to send out requests for proposals for the new garage within the next 60 days, after which it can select a supplier.

Parking garages are incredibly expensive projects, according to city officials. At a recent Economic Development Board meeting, EDC CEO Buck Dellinger estimated that a 600-space garage would cost $ 18 million.

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Car park, substations highlight LIRR 2021 achievements – Featured

The Long Island Rail Road could see infrastructure improvements in the coming months. (Photo courtesy of MTA)

The $ 2.6 billion Long Island Rail Road expansion project is due for contract completion in late 2022, and the MTA has said it is on track and within limits. budget to complete the four-year project.

In December, the project released Milestones Achieved in 2021, which involve a number of community improvements in Floral Park, New Hyde Park, and Mineola, among others. The project adds a third track on the main line from Floral Park to Hicksville.

In Mineola, the eighth and final crossing on Main Street was closed in February and replaced with an underpass. The two-year construction project joins Willis Avenue and the two New Hyde Park intersections at Covert Avenue and South 12th Street, among others.

Another checkpoint at Mineola resulted in the opening of the Harrison Avenue parking lot. The structure, one of two completed in 2021, was built at Mineola Station west of Mineola Boulevard between Harrison Avenue and First Street and replaces an aboveground parking area. The five-level garage represents a net increase of 446 parking spaces.

The December opening ended years of delays that consistently pushed back the planned transfer of ownership from the MTA to the village.

MTA spokeswoman Kayla Shults said the project would serve taxpayers.

“The LIRR expansion project is on time and on budget and continues to be the best example of MTA’s new method of allowing a team to complete design-build contracts,” Shults said in a statement to Blank Slate Media. “The project has many benefits for the community and for LIRR users that have already been put in place this year, including the removal of level crossings, the reopening of stations at Carle Place and the floral park, new sub-stations. electrical stations and two new parking structures. ”

For Floral Park, the G13 substation was installed to help provide power for the increased workload when additional trains are in service. In addition, the Parc Floral station is ADA accessible thanks to the installation of elevators. By 2022, residents can expect construction of the noise barrier on the north side of the tracks, behind houses on Charles Street, to be completed in March, according to administrator Archie Cheng.

Another substation has been delivered to New Hyde Park, and with regard to the village station, improvements are to be continued in the new year, including infrastructure and rehabilitation works. As for the sound barrier between Covert Avenue and New Hyde Park Road, residents can expect its completion in the first quarter of 2022.

In Elmont, the first new LIRR station in nearly 50 years opened in nearby Belmont Park, days before the UBS Arena opened to the public.

A potential project delay could arise in Garden City, where construction of the Denton Avenue Bridge has long been delayed amid a battle between the village and the MTA.

Since 2019, the MTA has been trying to obtain the required permits for street closures and road excavations in order to rework public service pipes. However, the village refused to issue any, delaying the project for several months.

On November 30, Judge Helen Voutsinas sided with the MTA in the lawsuit filed to obtain the permits earlier this year. Garden City appealed the decision and lost last Wednesday in the New York State Appeal Division.

MTA officials said the agency filed motions on Monday asking the court to hold Garden City in contempt of court after the village disobeyed the order.

The MTA said it is asking for a daily fine of at least $ 50,000 until the village complies.

Denton Avenue remains the pending project that has not yet started, and the MTA, according to court documents, expects to complete in four months what was initially considered a six-month process. Nonetheless, officials said the project is on schedule and will be completed on budget.

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