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Posted: Thursday, May 8, 2014 10:30 am

Long Island Rail Road construction personnel on Monday poured concrete under the trestle crossing Woodhaven Boulevard at Eliot Avenue in Rego Park.

The old lane was ripped up nearly two years ago as the LIRR refurbishes the 1909 trestle. Steel support beams have been encased in concrete; extensive work has been done on both abutments; and a new pedestrian walkway has been constructed. The walkway, formerly separated from oncoming traffic by sheet metal, now has a barrier of concrete panels inside a steel beam framework.

The $4 million project is scheduled to be completed this year.

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