Newsday: Garden City officials raise concern about 93 poles being installed for MTA project
Utility poles are reportedly causing some big issues in Garden City.
A total of 93 street poles, standing up to 100 feet tall, are being installed as part of the MTA's Third Track program, according to Newsday.
Residents and village officials are upset, saying the agency didn't notify them of the size and location of the poles.
Newsday says the project's contractors say a late design change led to the use of larger poles, and to place them on the south side of the track, rather than the north.
The village is accusing the MTA and LIRR officials of acting in bad faith.
MTA and LIRR officials say the initial design was changed because of "access constraints" that affected the constructing of the poles, while maintaining active train operations.