By Danny Schrafel
A $6.5-million project that will result in the repaving of more than 10 miles of Route 25A began today, 10/6, under the New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT).
Starting at the Route 108 fork in Cold Spring Harbor and running to Bread and Cheese Hollow Road in Fort Salonga, the project spans the town, state transportation officials said in a release Thursday announcing the project’s start.
Three of the worst parts of the span – Harbor Road/Main Street between Route 108 and Glen Way in Cold Spring Harbor; East Main Street between North Woodhull Road and Washington Drive in Huntington; and Fort Salonga Road between Center Shore Road and Reservoir/Elwood Avenue in Northport – will get done first before winter sets in, according to the DOT.
The project, contracted to Farmingdale-based Posillico Civil Inc., will result in the top layer of asphalt being replaced, traffic signal loops being replaced, and fresh pavement markers, including bike lane striping and more visible pedestrian crosswalks, being installed. Rumble strips will also be installed on the double-yellow divider line. The project also includes cleaning and repairing of drainage structures to improve roadway runoff.
Construction is being staged on shorter, limited sections of 25A. Work will take place during off-peak day and nighttime hours, based on need. During the project, motorists are urged to use alternate routes during the project’s duration.
Off-peak day time work will take place Monday through Friday between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m., while night work will take place primarily at busy intersections and downtown areas to ease the inconvenience of repaving operations, and will be scheduled Monday through Friday between 10 p.m. and 6 a.m. Road signs on Friday said night construction was to begin Wednesday, Oct. 8. On-street parking is not permitted during this construction work.
In addition, travel lanes are being shifted to accommodate construction activities, and a single travel lane in each direction is being maintained wherever possible, but single-lane alternating direction traffic operations are being used in limited areas where shifting lanes is not possible, state officials said.
For 24/7 up-to-date traffic and travel information, motorists should call 511 or visit www.511NY.org. In addition, travel information can be obtained from the INFORM Transportation Management Center cameras at www.INFORMNY.com and on their hand held communication devices at www.INFORMNY.mobi.