Flushing LIRR station’s elevators under construction

Flushing-Main Street LIRR Photo

If you notice construction and cranes near the Flushing-Main Street LIRR station, it’s because they’re building the elevators at the location.

The elevators will make the station ADA-accessible, and are part of the facility’s $24.6 million overhaul.

Last months, crews completed the steel structure that will house the westbound elevator, and this week, construction will begin on the eastbound side.

LIRR has also begun constructing the new ticket office in the station’s westbound plaza. Other upgrades include platform lighting, electrical and communications lines, new stairs and platform extensions.

“Plans to rehabilitate the Flushing-Main Street LIRR station have been in the works for many years and it’s something for which I’ve long advocated,” said Congresswoman Grace Meng.

The station overhaul is set to be completed by early 2018.

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