The MTA plans to tear down an elevated walkway that it closed last month near an elementary and middle school in Brentwood, officials said Thursday.
The overpass — which crosses Long Island Rail Road tracks a half-mile from the Brentwood train station — is expected to be demolished by the end of the year, Metropolitan Transportation Authority spokesman Aaron Donovan said.
In September, MTA officials blocked the entrance to the walkway, which leads to the shared campus of the East Kindergarten Center and East Middle School, with chain-link fences, Donovan said.
Suffolk County Legis. Monica Martinez (D-Brentwood) and Brentwood school district Superintendent Levi McIntyre asked the MTA to remove the walkway because it attracted criminal activity, Donovan said.
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