The Suffolk County Department of Public Works is making its way along Springs-Fireplace Road in a $7.3 million reconstruction project. The work, performed by Pioneer Landscaping and Asphalt of Kings Park, is to be completed in the spring of 2021.
The project extends from the North Main Street-Three Mile Harbor Road intersection north to Woodbine Drive. Its goals include improved roadway surfacing, the alleviation of flooding and ponding during rainstorms, and easier maneuverability for pedestrians and cyclists.
Shoulders are being widened to five feet, to improve cyclists' mobility and safety. In addition, a bicycle path was coordinated with the Town of East Hampton to include a marked lane within the five-foot shoulder from Abraham's Path to Woodbine Drive, which will connect, via Copeces Lane, to a future bike lane on Three Mile Harbor Road.
Sidewalks north from the intersection of Three Mile Harbor Road and Springs-Fireplace up to Queens Lane and from the vicinity of Old Fireplace Drive to Woodbine Road are being improved or constructed. The sidewalk moves to the west side of Springs-Fireplace Road between Queen's Lane and the vicinity of Old Fireplace Drive.
Topsoil is being placed along curbs and sidewalks. The project also includes new curbs, pavement markings, and signs.
The project is making steady progress, Councilwoman Kathee Burke-Gonzalez said at the town board's meeting on Tuesday.
Correction: An earlier version of this story incorrectly referred to the intersection of Three Mile Harbor Road and Queens Lane. In fact, that section of sidewalk runs from the intersection of Three Mile Harbor Road and Springs-Fireplace Road to the point where Springs-Fireplace intersects with Queens Lane.