The MTA and Garden City are in a legal battle over bridge construction

The MTA and Garden City are in a legal battle over bridge construction

The Long Island Rail Road logo is shown on the side of a LIRR commuter train, Wednesday, July 19, 2017, at Long Beach branch in Long Beach, N.Y. Speaking to a meeting of the Long Island Association Wednesday, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said $5.6 billion in upgrades will transform the Long Island Rail Road and help make up for decades of neglect. The work will involve laying 10 miles of new track to ease congestion along the busiest part of the rail road, along with the replacement of 20 miles of aging track. Stations will be renovated, parking will be added and signal switches and other equipment will be upgraded. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

A Legal dispute between MTA and Garden City is threatening to delay the LIRR’s Third Track project and drive up costs of the $2.6 billion project.

The MTA filed a lawsuit saying the village is refusing to issue the needed permits to reconstruct the Denton Avenue Bridge in order to make the Third Track project possible.

The Garden City Village Mayor is citing concerns from residents over potential changes to the roadway and bridge design.

It’s the latest legal battle in an ongoing feud between Garden City and the MTA over the project.

(AP Photo/Kathy Willens)