The project was accomplished in two stages with work on the western half of the area begun last May and completed at the end of October 2009. This allowed railroad customers to use about 110 new parking spaces as work continued on the other half of the lot. Work then began on the eastern half of the lot and was opened to the public in February.
The cost of the project, funded by the MTA LIRR Capital Program, was approximately $3 million. Long Island-based contractor Norman Kurrass Contracting of Patchogue performed the work. There are approximately 6,095 parking spaces (including the new lot) at the Ronkonkoma Station.
Approximately 9,900 customers use the Ronkonkoma Station daily. Since 1986, more than 14,000 new, rehabilitated or replacement parking spaces have been added in the LIRR service area under the MTA LIRR Capital Program.