Station Plaza Renovations Complete

But flooding still an issue at train station.

The streetscape and resurfacing improvement project at the Mineola train station on Station Plaza is complete. 

Among the improvements are a new four-sided clock as well as various landscaping improvements. However, several crosswalks have yet to be installed, and no timeframe was announced for their completion.

The reconfiguration of the plaza and improvements were the result of Federal grants obtained by the village through community development block grants. The village had also funded the redevelopment of Jericho Turnpike through these block grants.

Mayor Jack Martins added that the Board would be meeting with the LIRR next week "to try and address the next phase of that project," which is flooding in the area. 

"The MTA and the railroad certainly have certain responsibilities in regard to providing necessary drainage in that area," Martins said. "Our community has dedicated resources to the railroad station and significant resources to the plaza. It's time for the railroad and the MTA to dedicate resources as well and try to alleviate some of these chronic problems that we have had in regards to drainage in the area."


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