The New York State Department of Transportation has proposed allocating $13.1 million of state money to repave nearly eight miles of Route 114 next year, Assemblyman Fred W. Thiele Jr. and State Senator Kenneth P. LaValle announced on Thursday.
The section of the state road from where it intersects with Stephen Hand's Path in East Hampton Village to the South Ferry terminal in North Haven has been in disrepair for years, and, in January, Mr. Thiele said he would earmark money in the state budget for resurfacing it.
Now that those funds have been secured, the officials said, the D.O.T. has proposed amending the state's current Transportation Improvement Program to include the project. A design would be developed this year, and construction would start in 2021. The D.O.T. also proposed allocating money to maintain the road and for drainage repair this year.
“Senator LaValle and I have long advocated for the repair of N.Y. 114, which is one of the most heavily traveled corridors on the East End of Long Island," Mr. Thiele said in the statement. "Today, I join with the senator in thanking the D.O.T. for these [proposals], and urge their expeditious adoption so that design may begin."