October 12, 2020
South 12th Street will be permanently closed to vehicular traffic on October 24, 2020.
With the Covert Avenue and New Hyde Road at grade crossing eliminated, the LIRR’s contractor, 3TC is now turning their attention to the elimination of the railroad crossing at South 12th Street. According to the plans, South 12th Street will no long traverse the railroad tracks. A pedestrian underpass will be built at South 12th Street to allow people to safely traverse the tracks. Motorists will have to use Covert Avenue or New Hyde Park Road to cross the tracks.