Construction of the final phase of a village downtown streetscape project will begin Wednesday and should be completed in several days if the weather cooperates, Mayor Doug Watson said.
The work will result in detours and rough road conditions.
Initial drainage improvements, paving and pouring of new curbs and sidewalks near the intersection of Bayville and Ludlam avenues began in the fall and was suspended for the winter. The concrete work was resumed and completed in recent weeks.
The final phase is the top coat of paving, adding crosswalks and a decorative compass rose in the center of the intersection, re-striping parking spaces in front of stores, and decorative planting by contractor D.F. Stone.
After the village contract work is completed, Nassau County is scheduled to repave Ludlam Avenue from the drawbridge to 1st Avenue, Bayville Avenue from Pine Park Avenue and 17th Street east to Centre Island, and from the shopping area west to Mountain Avenue. The county also will relocate the police booth from the center of the village to near the drawbridge.
Watson said there will be an official dedication of the revitalization project before Memorial Day.
The project, which suffered some delays, encompasses an eight-block radius around Bayville and Ludlam avenues, and carries a price tag of $569,569. Nassau will pay an additional $67,300 for its share of the paving.
The project was designed to revive a downtown with faded crosswalks, rough roadways and misaligned sidewalks.Bayville Commons is located in the heart of Bayville at the intersection of Bayville and Ludlam avenues. (Jan. 25, 2012). Photo by J.C. Cherubini