The Long Island Rail Road will be soon be conducting some Ronkonkoma home inspections as part of their community research for the upcoming Double Track project, announced the Ronkonkoma Civic Association in a Monday email.
The project, which had a kick off event in January, plans to add another lane of train tracks stretching from Ronkonkoma to the Farmingdale train stations. Patch has reached out to the MTA for confirmation of this information.
The civic association's email says that home foundations will be inspected to establish baseline conditions which will be used to evaluate vibration-related impacts that may occur in the future due to the increase in trains and freight activity coming as a result of the project's construction.
Dates for the inspections are Sept. 16-20 or Sept. 23-27. Residents can contact the LIRR Community Affairs Department to schedule an appointment for the inspection, says the email. Sal Arena, MTA spokesperson, told Patch Monday that the MTA have been reaching out to homeowners who could be affected by the project directly by phone.
The memo says that residents can contact Diane Mottola, RCA-Islip, Chairperson of LIRR Double Track Project at email@example.com or Deb Colton, LIRR Public Relations, at 631-549-0925.The Double Track Project is planning to add a second track of 12.6 miles between Ronkonkoma and Farmingdale. That track would connect up to the existing 5.3 miles of electrical track already installed on the Ronkonkoma branch. According to the LIRR, the project is necessary because of the increasing volume of riders. More information on the project is available on the MTA website at: http://www.mta.info/lirr/doubletrack/ .