Ronkonkoma Parking Renovation
Project Done by Year’s End
Work to improve the parking area located on the northeast side of the tracks at the MTA Long Island Rail Road Ronkonkoma Station began May 11. The work will be done in two stages. Work on the western half of the lot will proceed first. Commuters will still be able to use the eastern half of the lot until work on the western half is completed by the end of August. At that time, customers will be able to use the western half of the lot, as work is completed on the eastern half. The project is expected to be completed by December 31.
Alternative parking during the work may be found in the garage. Handicapped and additional street-level parking may also be found in areas to the west of the garage and bus loop.
The rehabilitation work includes the installation of new drainage, curbs, sidewalks, asphalt paving, lighting, striping, signage, fencing and landscaping.The parking lot will have approximately 300 spaces. There are approximately 6,095 parking spaces at the LIRR’s Ronkonkoma Station. Since 1986, over 14,000 new, rehabilitated or replacement parking spaces have been added in the LIRR service area under the MTA LIRR Capital Program. Approximately $4 million is budgeted for the new lot under the MTA LIRR Capital Program.
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