New Parking Lot for Huntington LIRR
By Nolan Cleary
The newly renovated and expanded LIRR Huntington South Parking Lot was opened Wednesday, April 13th with a ribbon-cutting ceremony.
“We are proud to deliver on this long-awaited renovation in the first few months of our administration," stated Huntington Supervisor ed Smyth. "But the best is yet to come !” The project 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.
The town was given the go ahead to finish the $4 million in upgrades to the commuter facility, along with the MTA's Municipal Facilities Program (SAM) Grant funding.
“We anticipate moving forward on more commuter infrastructure upgrades at the Huntington train station with recently approved grant funding," added Smyth. "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.”