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Mastic dirt road to be paved

Brookhaven Councilman Daniel Panico points to a hidden

Brookhaven Councilman Daniel Panico points to a hidden drainage basin on the side of Roberts Street looking north between Hampton Avenue and Moriches Avenue in Mastic. The town plans to pave the dirt road (Oct. 17, 2011) Photo Credit: Joseph D. Sullivan

Brookhaven Town will pave Roberts Street, a dirt road in Mastic, and consider similar improvements to a network of other earthen streets in the area.

The town board voted Tuesday to use some of $900,000 in American Recovery and Reinvestment Act bonds to bring “traffic calming and road improvements” to Roberts Street. The street is described as a notorious safety hazard by Councilman Daniel Panico, who represents the area and proposed the work.

The board also voted to explore the possibility -- and cost -- of improving other dirt roads. The roads include sections of Moriches Avenue, Monroe Street, Clifton Avenue, Wood Avenue, Cumberland Street, Allyn Street and Belden Street.

The $900,000 in recovery bonds will cover some of the work on the streets, town officials said.

Photo: Brookhaven Councilman Daniel Panico points to a hidden drainage basin on the side of Roberts Street looking north between Hampton Avenue and Moriches Avenue in Mastic. The town plans to pave the dirt road.  (Oct. 17, 2011)

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