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Long-term street closures set to begin in Farmingdale

Farmingdale Long Island Rail Road station (Aug. 17,

Farmingdale Long Island Rail Road station (Aug. 17, 2009) Credit: Newsday/Joel Cairo

Several major construction projects that are getting underway near the Long Island Rail Road station are going to bring closings of streets, sidewalks and parking lots with rerouting of traffic.

Excavation will begin tomorrow for the Bartone Project, a $59 million residential/retail development Project on South Front Street adjacent to the station.

As a result, the village plans to close South Front Street from Elizabeth Street to Secatogue Avenue for the construction that is expected to last one year. Secatogue Avenue from south of the LIRR tracks to Eastern Parkway will be closed from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday for about six months.

In addition, the Atlantic Avenue exit from the LIRR station onto Secatogue Avenue will be closed. The North Parking Lot will only be accessible from Melville Road north on Secatogue Avenue. And South Front Street will be closed to pedestrians.

Residents will be offered free shuttle van rides by Long Island Checker Cab Monday through Friday from 6:30 to 8:30 a.m. from the Cornelia Street pickup stop to the LIRR Station. Because some parking spaces will not be accessible, commuters are advised to use Lot 7 during the construction.

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