Back in May, the Long Island Rail Road announced the beginning of a renovations to the parking lot at the Ronkonkoma station. A few days ago, the agency sent me a press release highlighting the creation of 110 new parking spots due to part of the project being completed. Here are the complete details:
MTA Long Island Rail Road Ronkonkoma customers now have 110 new parking spaces available to them thanks to the completion of the first half of a new lot located on the northeast side of the station. Work on this western half of the lot began last May.
The rehabilitation of the former dirt lot included the installation of new drainage, curbs, sidewalks, asphalt paving, lighting, striping, signage, fencing and landscaping. Work is now underway on the eastern half of the lot. In addition to the new spaces customers may find alternative parking in the garage as work on the eastern half of the lot continues. Handicapped and additional street-level parking may also be found in areas to the west of the garage and bus loop.
When completed, the eastern half of the lot will have approximately 184 spaces. In all, there will be 294 rehabilitated spaces when the work is completed during the first quarter of 2010. Approximately $4 million is budgeted for the Ronkonkoma parking lot rehab under the Capital Program. There are approximately 6,095 parking spaces at the Ronkonkoma Station. Since 1986, over 14,000 new, rehabilitated or replacement parking spaces have been added in the LIRR service area under the MTA LIRR Capital Program.