Crosswalk to be installed outside church on Factory Avenue

02/11/2015 7:00 AM |
A crosswalk will soon connect Unity Baptist Church in Mattituck to the shopping center across the street. (Credit: Grant Parpan)

A crosswalk will soon connect Unity Baptist Church in Mattituck to the shopping center across the street. (Credit: Grant Parpan)

Parishioners at Unity Baptist Church in Mattituck will soon have an easier — and safer — path to church each Sunday morning.

Southold Town is planning to install a crosswalk on Factory Avenue that would connect the church property to Mattituck Plaza, a small stretch of road many from the church’s congregation walk across before and after services.

Councilman Bill Ruland said painting the crosswalk — which town engineer Jamie Richter said would be angled to reach curbcuts on both sides of the road and therefore fully handicapped accessible — a good alternative to more costly solutions.

“This is an option that will meet everyone’s needs,” he said.

Southold Town Supervisor Scott Russell credited Mattituck resident Leroy Heyliger with bringing the safety matter to the attention of the board.

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