Supervisor Smyth Opens Newly Renovated LIRR Huntington Train Station South Parking Lot
$4 Million in Additional Commuter Facility Improvements Planned
Huntington Station – Supervisor Ed Smyth has announced the reopening of the LIRR Huntington South Parking Lot on April 13 and the Town now has the authorization to move forward on additional commuter facility upgrades with $4 million in State and Municipal Facilities Program (SAM) Grant funding.
“We are proud to deliver on this long-awaited renovation in the first few months of our administration but the best is yet to come,” said Supervisor Ed Smyth. “We anticipate moving forward on more commuter infrastructure upgrades at the Huntington train station with recently approved grant funding. Thank you to Jim Ahrens and our Engineering team, our Highway Superintendent Andre Sorrentino and his team, the Departments of General Services and Transportation and Traffic Safety for all of their work to complete this project on a shoestring budget.”
The South Parking Lot renovation project, the final phase of which was weather-dependent, resumed the last week of March with milling and paving completed over the first week and a half of April. Traffic safety signage was installed and the lot was striped the night of Tuesday, April 12.
The Town’s South Parking Lot renovation project has added 29 new parking spots, bringing the lot to 253 spaces; a new accessible sidewalk on east side of Fairground Avenue; drainage improvements; lighting improvements; resurfacing with new asphalt paving; two-way traffic flow down each aisle; reconstruction of the southern retaining wall; and the installation of EV conduits for the potential installation of electric vehicle charging stations if funding becomes available to add such infrastructure in the future.
Funding for the South Parking Lot renovation was comprised of approximately $431,000 in Townwide Parking Lot repair funds from the Department of General Services, an additional $175,000 in funding approved by the Town Board in February 2021 and $140,000 in additional funding approved by the Town Board in June 2021.
In 2018, the Town announced $4 million dollars of State and Municipal Facilities Program (SAM) Grant funding for parking facilities improvements at the Huntington LIRR Train Station earmarked north and south parking lot renovations, elevator replacement in the north parking garage, structural concrete repairs for the east foot bridge to the north parking garage. The Town received the authorization to proceed from the State on the reimbursable improvements on April 5, 2022.
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