The long-awaited closure of Covert Avenue begins at 5:00 am on Monday, April 15th, putting New Hyde Park at the epi-center of this $2 B mega-project. This highly disruptive project will transform New Hyde Park forever; eliminating the crossing gates that have caused countless hours of delays, deafening horn blasts and far too many deaths throughout its long history. The result will be a much safer, more appealing crossing where the road and railroad track will never again meet. This is a very good thing.
Mayor’s Letter to the Residents April 14, 2019