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Nesconset crossroads upgrade under way

A plan to spruce up Nesconset’s unofficial crossroads took a step forward Thursday when a water pipe was installed at the intersection of Terry Road and Smithtown Boulevard.

The pipe, installed by the Suffolk County Water Authority at a traffic triangle in the intersection, will provide irrigation for flowers to be planted there. Plants are to be donated by the Nesconset Chamber of Commerce and local businesses.

The project was spearheaded by the Chamber of Commerce and county Legis. John Kennedy (R-Nesconset).

The water authority waived the fee for tapping a nearby water main because the county Department of Public Works covered the cost of restoring the road surface; that cost ordinarily would have been charged to the utility, a water authority spokeswoman said.

Kennedy’s office said the Town of Smithtown is providing soil, grading and additional plantings in the triangle.

The Long Island Power Authority has agreed to provide electricity for overnight lighting, Kennedy’s office said. The work is expected to be completed by early next month.

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