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Nesconset roadway plans available on Web

Plans for rebuilding a section of Smithtown Boulevard in Nesconset can be viewed online.

An interactive feature on the website of Suffolk Legis. John M. Kennedy Jr. (R-Nesconset) allows residents to view the plans and comment on them, Kennedy’s office said.

The plans, in a report prepared for the county Department of Public Works by a Melville consultant, the RBA Group, can be seen at legis.suffolkcountyny.gov/do/do12/do12.html.

From that website, residents who want to comment on the proposals are invited to click on a link labeled “Click here to respond.”

The consultant proposed altering traffic patterns on Smithtown Boulevard, which is County Road 16, around two intersections: one at Gilbert Avenue and Sheppard Lane, and a second at Mayfair Road. Proposals include raised medians in the middle of the street, a single-lane roundabout, or painting new stripes that would redirect traffic.

The earliest the reconstruction could begin is 2013; there is no estimate of the project costs.

Kennedy said in a statement that soliciting residents’ comments on his website helps “make civic participation possible for busy families attempting to balance work and child-raising, for whom attending weeknight meetings may be impossible.”

Smithtown Boulevard is considered dangerous by officials because of sharp curves and blind spots. A 15-year-old Nesconset boy was critically injured in 2007 when he was struck by a vehicle while riding a bicycle on the road near Gilbert Avenue.

 

Tags: Nesconset , roadway , plan , web

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