In an effort to bring safer, cleaner and easier to navigate stations, Long Island Railroad (LIRR) developed and implemented the Enhanced Stations Initiative (ESI) Program. The program was implemented in two (2) phases. The first phase included eight (8) locations; Brentwood, Deer Park, Syosset, Merrick, Bellmore, Farmingdale, Stony Brook, and East Hampton. The second phase included six (6) additional stations; Great Neck, Bayside, Northport, Valley Stream, Ronkonkoma, and Baldwin. The work in the ESI program included: Platform Replacement/Renewal, Station Building Repairs, Surrounding Station Building Rehabilitation and Amenities Installation including USB charging stations, Wi-Fi, CCTV cameras, bike racks, high efficiency lighting, wayfinding signage and totems, and MTA Arts & Design permanent artwork.
Hayduk Engineering provided full time construction inspection services for the renovations at the East Hampton and Stony Brook station locations as part of the Phase 1 program. Work at these stations included station building rehabilitations, platform repairs, handrail replacement, shelter shed replacement, and station plaza rehabilitation.
As part of the Phase 2 program, Hayduk Engineering provided engineering design and quality control management services which included engineering design of structural improvements at the Northport station, design of a standard foundation detail for the new informational kiosks, and Quality Assurance/Quality Control services for the work at six (6) additional station locations.
Major work on the project concluded in late 2019 and the program has won several national awards.