According to Long Island Rail Road officials, the major renovation project at the MTA Long Island Rail Road's Seaford Station is about to begin its final phase.
As of 1:30 p.m. on January 31, customers will use the newly completed eastern half of the platform. Customers will use the head six cars of both eastbound and westbound trains in order to board or disembark at Seaford Station. Demolition and reconstruction of the western half of the platform is to begin in February.
Stairs at Washington Avenue and those near the ticket office will be opened while stairs at Jackson Avenue and on the western half of the platform will be closed during the latest work phase. Work on the platform level waiting room will be completed in early February.
The project, part of the MTA LIRR Capital Improvement Program, includes installation of a new 12-car concrete platform, platform level waiting room, overhead canopy, elevator, escalator, stairs, lighting and public address system. The work is expected to be completed during this summer.
The budget for the work is $14 million. This project is funded through the Federal Transit Administration and the MTA LIRR Capital Improvement Program. LIRR officials added that approximately 3,600 customers use the Seaford Station daily.