Gerard St. Lot In Home Stretch

By Arielle Dollinger

adollinger@longislandergroup.com

 

Weather permitting, the Gerard Street lot should be paved and reopened sometime next week. (Long Islander News photo/ Arielle Dollinger)

Weather permitting, the Gerard Street lot should be paved and reopened sometime next week. (Long Islander News photo/ Arielle Dollinger)

The Huntington village construction project that has closed large portions of the 235-space municipal lot on Gerard Street since July is scheduled wrap up next week, town spokesman A.J. Carter said on Wednesday.

“The target is to have it open sometime next week,” he said, noting that the town is “at the mercy of the weather.”

The lot has been under construction since July 16, when the two-phase construction project closed off about two thirds of its spaces. That portion of the lot, which underwent construction only during the project’s first phase, reopened on October 10. The 75 or so remaining spaces closed when phase two of construction began the following week.

As of Wednesday, the lot underwent reclamation – the process that prepares the undersurface – and would be ready for paving as early as Thursday.

Aside from paving – the “major” part of completion – and striping, there is some signage to be installed and, eventually, landscaping to do.

Through the project, the town set out to make such improvements as resurfacing, installing a bioswale drainage system and adding spaces.

“It [the parking lot] has not been redone since practically it was built in the 1950s,” Carter told Long Islander News during phase one.