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Wednesday, March 24, 2010

No parking at LIRR Mineola Intermodal Center March 27-28

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Work to upgrade the electrical system at the Mineola Intermodal Center will make it necessary to close the four-level parking facility on the weekend of March 27 and 28. The seven Long Island Bus routes will still operate as will Long Island Rail Road train service at the Mineola station. However, shutting off the electricity so the system upgrades can be done will affect the lights, LIRR ticket selling machine in the Center's pedestrian overpass, electronic signs and elevators serving the Center's overpass.

LIRR ticket selling machines at Mineola LIRR Station will operate as normal.

On a typical weekend, about 225 customers use the $5-per-day Intermodal Transportation Center, which has space for more than 700 vehicles and is located on the south side of Mineola Station. As an alternative, there is limited parking available on nearby streets. There also is a pay-for-parking lot east of the Mineola Station on Second Street, between Main Street and Willis Avenue; and there's a free and unrestricted (no permit required) lot on the north side of the nearby Merillon Avenue Station.

The Mineola Intermodal Center will reopen in time for the Monday morning rush hour.

A second weekend of work may be required April 10 and 11 to finish the work.

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