Town seeks new LIRR crossing to ease traffic
Traffic tie-ups on Mastic streets have led Brookhaven Town officials to request a state hearing they hope will lead to construction of at least one new grade crossing over Long Island Rail Road tracks in the hamlet.
More coverageLIRR lot to be 1st in town to charge for parking Fiscina: A generation determined to stay on LI LIRR lots overwhelmed by parking demands Letters: Make crossing at Islip station safer Letter: Make Islip pedestrian crossing safer I've been a Long Island Rail Road commuter for nearly 35 years. The Long Island Rail Road has done little to keep the pedestrian crossing at the Islip train station safe ["LIRR wants to close 'dangerous' crossing," News, Nov. 18]. Pedestrian gates have never been installed, although there are bells and flashing lights. One can easily trip or twist an ankle in the divots and potholes at the crossing. The railroad proposes construction of a walkway dir
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