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Posted on: November 15, 2017

[ARCHIVED] A Message from the LIRR Regarding Road Closures

We have received the following notice from the LIRR:

This coming Wednesday night 7 PM continuously through Friday morning 5 AM we will be closing S. 18th street at the LIRR grade crossing area as well as Long Island Avenue from S.18th to S. 16th St (Garden City Avenue) and detouring traffic as directed in our professionally engineered MPT road detour plans which comply with NYS DOT traffic control standards and have been reviewed with LIRR.  Be advised, construction will be performed only on LIRR property.

The Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) will be installing a new concrete grade crossing at 18th Street, in Wyandanch in the Town of Babylon beginning on Wednesday, November 15 through Friday, November 17.  The work will be completed well in advance of the Thanksgiving holiday and has been designed to minimize inconvenience to the community, however, 18th Street must be closed temporarily while the work is being performed. Please see temporary detour information below.


This work is being performed as part of the LIRR Double Track Project which will improve service and reliability on the LIRR’s Ronkonkoma Branch and spur economic activity.  It will reduce delays and enable more off peak service in both directions. 


Grade Crossing Renewal – 18th Street, Wyandanch, Town of Babylon

The LIRR will install a new concrete grade crossing at 18th Street in the Town of Babylon along LIRR’s Main Line.

Work at the grade crossing will take place from Wednesday, November 15, 7:00 PM through Friday, November 17, 6:00 AM and run continuously through the night.

The road will be fully closed while the crossing is installed.

Train service will run on a normal schedule.

Temporary pavement will be installed at the grade crossing before the road is reopened to traffic.


Detour Information

Southbound: Proceed south on 18th Street to Merritt Avenue make a left and proceed east to Straight Path. Make a right on Straight Path and proceed south to 18th Street.  Make a right on 18th Street.

Northbound: Proceed north on 18th Street to Garden City Ave, make a right and proceed east to Long Island Avenue, make a right on Long Island Avenue and proceed west to Straight Path. Turn left and proceed north to Merritt Avenue. Make a left and proceed east to 18th Street.

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