Oyster Bay approves $432,000 more for troubled Hicksville garage – New York News

The Oyster Bay Town Board Tuesday approved spending nearly $432,000 more on finding out why the Hicksville parking garage continues to have structural problems and designing fixes.

The 1,440-space, $35 million garage near the Hicksville Long Island Rail Road station has been problem-plagued since shortly after it opened in 2011. Problems include ceilings cracking, concrete falling onto cars, water leaking and elevators frequently out of service.

Workers in March installed metal posts called screw jacks to help support the ceilings of the two below-ground levels of the four-floor garage. Some of the money approved Tuesday is for that work.

Nearly $300,000 of the newly approved money will primarily go to designing repairs to the garage, with some used for additional structural analysis, Town Public Works Commissioner Richard Lenz said.

Some of the money also will be used for an outside company to undertake a “peer review” of work performed by Jericho-based Hirani…

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