The south parking lot of the Long Island Rail Road station in Huntington Station reopened Wednesday for use.
As part of the project, 29 new parking spots were added, bringing the total to 253. Milling and paving Were completed over the first week and a half of April. Traffic safety signage was installed and the lot was striped Tuesday night.
“We are proud to deliver on this long-awaited renovation in the first few months of our administration but the best is yet to come,” Supervisor Ed Smyth said. “We anticipate moving forward on more commuter infrastructure upgrades at the Huntington train station with recently approved grant funding. Thank you to Jim Ahrens and our Engineering team, our Highway Superintendent Andre Sorrentino and his team, the Departments of General Services and Transportation and Traffic Safety for all of their work to complete this project on a shoestring budget.”
The South Parking Lot renovation project, the final phase of which was weather-dependent, resumed the last week of March with milling and paving completed over the first week and a half of April. Traffic safety signage was installed and the lot was striped the night of Tuesday, April 12.
Other work included a new accessible sidewalk on the east side of Fairground Avenue; drainage improvements; lighting improvements; resurfacing with new asphalt paving; two-way traffic flow down each aisle; reconstruction of the southern retaining wall; and the installation of EV conduits for the potential installation of electric vehicle charging stations if funding becomes available to add such infrastructure in the future.
Funding for the South Parking Lot renovation included approximately $431,000 in Townwide Parking Lot repair funds from the Department of General Services, an additional $175,000 in funding approved by the Town Board in February 2021 and $140,000 in additional funding approved by the Town Board in June 2021.