Bridge construction in Westbury to cause LIRR delays for nearly 40,000 customers

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MINEOLA, N.Y. — An estimated 40,000 Long Island Rail Road customers are facing big delays this weekend caused by the installation of a new bridge in Westbury.

Buses are replacing trains between the Hicksville and Mineola stations for 48 hours and won’t have any affect on the rush hour commute on Monday.

The outage is necessary as the LIRR installs a new bridge on Ellison Avenue in Westbury to replace the one demolished in May.

The MTA said the bridge is part of a $17.5 million project to improve traffic and safety. It will open in April.

Customers on the Ronkonkoma branch will be diverted to the Babylon and Central branches for service to stations between Farmingdale and Ronkonkoma.

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