Route 114 to Get Limited Repairs

It has been at least 15 years since the pothole-studded main road between East Hampton Village and Sag Harbor was resurfaced, and a winter that went from frigid to wet only did more damage. New York State authorities announced on Monday that the worst portions of Route 114 would be repaired before summer.

Responding to a request from Assemblyman Fred W. Thiele Jr. and State Senator Kenneth P. LaValle, as well as other local officials, asking for the work to be done, the State Department of Environmental Conservation said Monday that it would repave eight particularly bad stretches, starting at Stephen Hand's Path in East Hampton. The officials had asked for most of the entire road, which winds through Sag Harbor and North Haven Village, be repaved.

In a statement, Mr. Thiele said that the Department of Transportation's decision to deal with only a small portion of the state road did not change his mind about a larger project. Mr. LaValle called it an interim solution.

North Haven Mayor Jeff Sander said that Route 114 was in terrible condition and a hazard, particularly to pedestrians, bicyclists, and runners. "This section should receive priority consideration for repair," he said.