February 3, 2019

Dear Neighbors

We were informed last week that the road closure of Covert Ave originally scheduled to Start on January 29, 2019 thru February 2, 2019 was cancelled and rescheduled.   We have been informed by 3TC that on or about Tuesday, February 5th, Covert Avenue will be temporarily closed between 1st Avenue and 2nd Avenue. The daily closures will take place from 7:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and will end no later than Tuesday, February 12th.  During the times that Covert Avenue is closed, two detours will be available to non-commercial vehicles. Southbound drivers on Covert Avenue will be directed to South 6th Street. Northbound drivers on Covert Avenue will be directed to South 8th Street. Flaggers and MTA police will be present. Please see the map for details.  Commercial vehicles will be required to detour to New Hyde Park Road.  The road closures are to allow for the relocation of underground utility services.  We do not expect an interruption in anyone’s utility services.    As noted last week, this closure as the only full closure that was ever discussed was the closure coming up March 31, 2019.  Below is a drawing of the traffic plan for the closure.  We also plan to discuss with 3TC our frustration with this miscommunication and delay.  This is only the beginning and rest assured our Village is committed in coordinating and working with you, our residents, the MTA and 3TC to mitigate as much as possible as we go through this painful process.  This will be a tremendous disruption to our community for the short term.  In the long term though, this will benefit our small village, making it safer, quieter and a little more less congested during the rush hour commutes without the grade crossings. 

Very Respectfully

Rainer Burger, Trustee

Village of New Hyde Park

Covert Avenue Full Road Closure