New York State Department of Transportation (DOT) officials recently announced the completion of resurfacing projects in Hempstead, Oyster Bay, and Islip.
“Gov. (Andrew) Cuomo is leading the nation on wise transportation investments that ease mobility and promote economic growth,” New York State DOT Commissioner Dominguez said regarding the $5.8 million endeavor. “These upgrades on Long Island will enhance safety, promote mobility, and support commerce today and into the future.”
The areas targeted for the work, per officials, included Veterans Memorial Highway in Suffolk County between Sycamore Lane and 13th Avenue in the Town of Islip, and Nassau County, Jerusalem Avenue between Wantagh Avenue in the Town of Hempstead and Hicksville Road (State Route 107) in the Town of Oyster Bay.
The scope of work included cleaning and repairing storm drains on the highways, with heavy machinery used to mill the old pavement and apply two inches of new asphalt. The new lane markings were installed with glass beads embedded in the paint for enhanced reflectivity.
“Road resurfacing projects are vital to the safety of the residents of our state,” State Sen. Monica Martinez (D-District 3) said. “The people of the State of New York travel these roadways every day to work, school, and to enjoy the many wonderful attributes our communities offer. It is essential that we continue to improve our roadways to ensure public safety. I thank the Department of Transportation for funding this important project.”