New York

LIRR Atlantic Avenue Viaduct

LIRR Atlantic Avenue Viaduct Phase IIA - The massive rehabilitation of the 107-year-old Atlantic Avenue Viaduct will restore this much-traveled and critical stretch of railroad infrastructure to a state of good repair. Rehabilitation includes replacing 86 steel spans as well as installing new employee walkways to improve safety. This project is one part of a larger $400 million ARRA transit grant, which created or sustained more than 120 direct jobs in the first quarter of 2010. The ARRA funds will be used to make critical structural replacements along the 1.5 mile elevated structure which carries Long Island Railroad (LIRR) customers between Jamaica and Downtown Brooklyn. With more than 25,000 customers each week, and an additional 16,000 on the weekend, the route is a high-traffic segment along the LIRR.

New York's Numbers
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Number of jobs created or saved by the Recovery Act:


Recover Act funds made available to support jobs:

$30.4 billion

Recovery Act funds that have already been spent:

$19.2 billion

Number of working families receiving tax relief that can be put to use immediately:

7.0 million

Number of Recovery Act-backed small business loans :


Miles of highway improved across the state:


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Number of homes that will be weatherized :


Number of students getting Pell Grants to help pay college tuition:


Number of education jobs funded by the Recovery Act:



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