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LIRR Ronkonkoma parking lot renovation completed

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MTA Long Island Rail Road customers using the busy Ronkonkoma Station now have almost 300 new parking spots available to them thanks to completion of a railroad-funded renovation project on the northeast side of the tracks in the Town of Brookhaven. The rehabilitation of the former dirt lot included drainage, curbs, asphalt paving, sidewalks, lighting, striping, signage, fencing and landscaping.

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.

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