Town Board to Host Special June 5th Meeting to Finalize Hicksville Garage Repairs & Alternative Commuter Transportation Plan

Town Board to Host Special June 5th Meeting to Finalize Hicksville Garage Repairs & Alternative Commuter Transportation Plan

Oyster Bay Town Supervisor Joseph Saladino today announced that the Oyster Bay Town Board will convene a special meeting on Tuesday, June 5, 2018, at 10 am at Oyster Bay Town Hall.  The Town Board will consider resolutions pertaining to repair of the Hicksville Parking Garage on Duffy Avenue and an alternative transportation plan for commuters.

Supervisor Saladino stated, “Our residents have suffered through ongoing issues with the Hicksville parking garage since its opening in 2011.  My administration is advancing the necessary structural and mechanical repairs to the facility and will minimize the temporary closures impact on commuters by directing that work be conducted with multiple daily work shifts during these upcoming months in which parking is at less of a premium due to summer vacations.  Alternative parking accommodations and shuttle service for resident commuters will be put in place for the duration of the project and we vow to hold the original contractors responsible for the costs of repair and associated costs!”

If approved by the Town Board, temporary closure of the Hicksville Parking Garage will run for a 90-day period beginning on or about July 9th and lasting until the beginning of October.  During that time period, commuters who utilize the parking structure will be able to park in the former Sears lots located on Route 106, across from Broadway Mall.  Shuttle bus service between the former Sears and the Hicksville Train Station will be provided from 6am-10am and from 4pm-8pm, daily.

Structural repair work includes:  replacement of concrete decking where cracking has developed through the entire slap depth; crack repair and placement of carbon fiber reinforcement at other cracked or deficient slabs, and drainage improvements in the facility.  Mechanical/electrical repair work includes:  replacement of the lighting and security systems; replacement of the gas (carbon monoxide and nitrous oxide) detection system; replacement of fire detection infrastructure; modifications to the sprinkler system; modification to the ventilation systems; and addition of mechanical units in the stair wells.