Construction on LIRR substation underway

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The station for the Port Washington branch of the LIRR (Photo from the MTA)

Construction of a new electrical substation at the Port Washington Long Island Rail Road station has begun.

The project, which is part of the LIRR’s work to replace and rebuild substations to ensure the power systems remain in good repair, is slated to be complete in May 2018, with the beginning stages taking six to eight months, Aaron Donovan, deputy director for external communications at the MTA, said.

During the construction, which began May 22, train service and the flow of pedestrian traffic on the station platforms will not be affected, Donovan said.

There will be no impact to either parking lot, he said.

When materials are delivered in six to eight months, Donovan said, there may be temporary road closures or street parking restrictions, but they will be coordinated with the town before a delivery date.

The substation is located on the west side of South Bayles Avenue.

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