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Call for Comments on North Main-Three Mile Harbor Redo

Thu, 05/02/2024 - 07:41
This map shows in bold the parts of North Main Street and Three Mile Harbor Road, a.k.a. County Road 40, that are slated for improvements.
Suffolk County

With major improvements planned for North Main Street and Three Mile Harbor Road from East Hampton into Springs, the Suffolk County Department of Public Works and the East Hampton Town Board and town staff want to hear from the public about the road and its future.

At a hearing at Town Hall on Wednesday at 7 p.m., officials from the town and county will talk about the plans and take comments from the public. The road, also called County Road 40, is to be repaved from its intersection with Collins Avenue in East Hampton through just past its intersection with Copeces Lane in Springs. This is a county project that will be designed with input from the town.

In addition to the repaving, the county plans to build new curbs and sidewalks on both sides of the road, creating better access for the disabled. It will install bike lanes on both sides starting at the road’s intersection with Springs-Fireplace Road, repair and upgrade drainage, improve the traffic signals at Cedar Street and Collins Avenue, and replace traffic signs and pavement markings.

At the town level, there has been talk of pressing the county to reconfigure the busy North Main, Three Mile Harbor, Springs-Fireplace intersection to channel traffic differently or perhaps add a roundabout, with the goal of alleviating southbound traffic backups on Springs-Fireplace Road that often have drivers using smaller residential streets as a workaround.

The town has also looked at changes to the busy intersection with Abraham’s Path.

The work is not set to begin until 2026 or 2027.

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