The elevators, which will make the Flushing-Main Street station ADA accessible, are a major component of the facility’s $24.6 million overhaul.
Last month, crews completed the erection of the steel structure that will house the westbound elevator, and this week construction will begin on the eastbound elevator tower. Parts for both elevators will be installed in the coming weeks.
Construction of the new ticket office in the station’s westbound plaza is underway as well. Other upgrades such as platform lighting and structural enhancements are also being made to accommodate new stairs and platform extensions.
Completion of the station overhaul is presently set for early 2018.
“Plans to rehabilitate the Flushing-Main Street LIRR station have been in the works for many years,” said Congresswoman Grace Meng. “I am thrilled that construction is finally underway and that swift progress is being made.”