Projects Will Enhance Safety, Improve Traffic Flow
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced $67.9 million for projects to pave and repair 99.9 lane miles of state roads across Long Island this summer and fall. The infrastructure investment includes projects in Nassau and Suffolk counties. The projects will be completed this year.
"Safe and reliable infrastructure is the backbone of any economy and this funding will help ensure roadways across the region remain in good repair and able to meet the needs of New Yorkers, businesses and visitors alike," Governor Cuomo said. "This administration has made an unprecedented investment in rebuilding New York's transportation network, work that will improve the quality of life for residents and lay the groundwork for future growth and prosperity."
The funds are part of a total $403.3 million for pavement improvements on nearly 1,700 miles of roadway across New York State, including budgeted capital construction funds and $100 million in new funding.
Maintenance paving work keeps New York’s highways in a state of good repair, and this investment delays the need for more costly, in depth repairs. The repair and modernization of our state’s transportation infrastructure will improve safety and ensure that state and local communities remain economically competitive.
New York State Department of Transportation Commissioner Matthew J. Driscoll said, "The roads we are paving this summer range from high-volume interstates to rural routes, but all are important connectors between and within communities, linking downtowns to business districts and supporting our agriculture and tourism industries. I thank Governor Cuomo for this investment in our highway system."
Paving and repair work will take place on the following roads:
- · 17.8 miles – the entire length – on the Wantagh State Parkway between Ocean Parkway and Northern State Parkway in the towns of Hempstead, Oyster Bay, and North Hempstead, Nassau County ($18.7 million)
· 3.5 miles on Route 24 from the New York City line to Nassau Boulevard in the town of Hempstead, Nassau County ($5.5 million)
· 2.7 miles on Route 25 from South Oyster Bay Road to the Nassau/Suffolk county line in the town of Oyster Bay, Nassau County ($3.3 million)
· 28.5 miles on Route 107 from Route 24 to Route 25 in the towns of Hempstead and Oyster Bay, Nassau County ($8.7 million)
· 7.8 miles on Route 25 from Robbins Lane to South Oyster Bay Road in the town of Oyster Bay, Nassau County ($3.8 million)
· 4.6 miles on Route 106 between Old Country Road and Route 107 in the town of Oyster Bay, Nassau County ($1.1 million)
· 4.4 miles on Route 231 between the Southern State Parkway and Interstate 495 (Long Island Expressway) in the towns of Babylon and Huntington, Suffolk County ($6.4 million)
· 5.3 miles on Route 25 between County Route 35 and Kings Park Road in the towns of Huntington and Smithtown, Suffolk County ($7 million)
· 3.4 miles on Route 25A between the Route 25A Bypass and Wading River Manor Road in the towns of Brookhaven and Riverhead, Suffolk County ($5.8 million)
· 5.6 miles on Route 27A between the Robert Moses Causeway and County Route 13 in the town of Islip, Suffolk County ($3.2 million)
· 5.1 miles on Interstate 495 eastbound from Ocean Avenue to Route 112 in the towns of Islip and Brookhaven, Suffolk County ($1.3 million)
· 11.2 miles on Montauk Highway from Knoll Road to Tuckahoe Lane in the town of Southampton, Suffolk County ($3.1 million)
Consistent with Governor Cuomo’s Driver’s First Initiative, the projects have been designed to minimize traffic impacts.
Motorists are reminded that fines are doubled for speeding in work zones. In accordance with the Work Zone Safety Act of 2005, convictions of two or more speeding violations in a work zone could result in the suspension of an individual’s driver’s license.
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