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Syosset's Jackson Ave. project moving forward

Jackson Avenue is the gateway to Syosset, used

Jackson Avenue is the gateway to Syosset, used by an estimated 20,000 vehicles every day and thousands of pedestrians walking to the Long Island Rail Road. Credit: Charles Eckert

  A long-delayed project to rebuild part of Jackson Avenue in Syosset cleared a major hurdle Thursday, when the Nassau County Legislature approved an agreement with Oyster Bay Town to rebuild the road.

Under the agreement, the county will give Oyster Bay $3 million toward the $6-million cost of rebuilding and widening Jackson Avenue, which serves about 20,000 vehicles daily. Oyster Bay will pay for the remainder of the project and future maintenance. Work could start as early as November, officials said.

The project passed in a unanimous voice vote, belying the years of wrangling among county Democrats and Republicans over the project.

>> Read Nomaan Merchant's full story

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