Earlier this afternoon, the MTA Long Island Rail Road announced that service on the North Fork east of Ronkonkoma will be affected to two grade crossing renewal projects. Here are the complete details from the press release I received:
MTA Long Island Rail Road service on the Main Line east of Ronkonkoma will be affected by two grade crossing renewal projects during two weeks in May. The Peconic Lane crossing in Peconic will be reconstructed during the week of May 10 through May 14 and the Horton Lane crossing in Southold will be reconstructed during the week of May 17-May 21. During the work midday train service will be replaced by buses and highway traffic will be detoured around the sites. The work includes replacing the rubber crossing pads with longer lasting and smoother concrete crossing materials as well as rebuilding the track bed and replacing the wood track ties with longer lasting concrete track ties in the crossing area.
May 10-May 14 Midday Train Service:
Peconic Lane Crossing:
Eastbound: Customers on the 9:02 AM train from Ronkonkoma will transfer to a bus at the Riverhead Station to complete their trips to Mattituck, Southold or Greenport.
Westbound: Customers who normally board the 11:42 AM train from Greenport will board a bus at their stations through Mattituck ten minutes earlier than train time and transfer to a train at Riverhead to complete their trips.
Highway Detour for Peconic Lane Crossing (May 10-May 14):
Southbound: Proceed east on Middle Road (County Rd. 48), then proceed south on Caroll Ave. to Peconic Lane.
Northbound: Heading north on Peconic Lane, proceed east on Caroll Ave., then proceed west on Middle Rd. (County Rd. 48).
May 17-May 21 Midday Train Service:
Horton Lane Crossing:
Eastbound: Customers on the 9:02 AM and 1:43 PM trains from Ronkonkoma will board buses at Ronkonkoma to complete their trips.
Westbound: Customers for the 11:42 AM train from Greenport and the 3:19 PM train from Riverhead will instead board buses at their stations and transfer to trains at Ronkonkoma to complete their trips.
Highway Detour for Horton Lane Crossing (May 17-May 21):
Southbound: Proceed east on Middle Rd. (County R. 48), then proceed south on Youngs Ave., and then proceed west on Main Rd.
Northbound: Proceed east on Main Rd., then proceed north on Youngs Ave., then west on Middle Rd. (County Rd. 48).
xoxo Transit Blogger