Plans to rehabilitate Huntington’s Northern State Parkway bridge over Round Swamp Road and to add traffic cameras on Routes 25A, 110 and 231 were announced Monday by Paul A. Karas, New York State Department of Transportation acting commissioner.
A total of $9.5 million has been allocated to fix three bridges in Nassau and Suffolk counties. A portion of the funds is earmarked for steel and concrete repairs, joint removal or replacement, and new pavement for the Huntington bridge. The project, expected to be completed in the summer of 2019, is intended to keep the bridge safe for the next 15-20 years. The work that would affect travelers most is scheduled for off-peak hours.
For $5.7 million, 50 traffic cameras will be installed on Long Island roads in 2018 and 2019. Less than 20 of these will come to Huntington, all in 2018. The cameras will be closed-circuit, monitored 24 hours a day at the regional traffic management center, and will allow for more traffic alert information to be conveyed to travelers quicker, via variable message signs. The camera system is a part of New York State’s free travel information service, 511NY.
The infrastructure improvement plan has an altogether budget of $22.6 million. “Governor Cuomo’s extensive transportation investments on Long Island have helped grow local economies and improve the condition of heavily traveled roads in Nassau and Suffolk counties,” Karas said.