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Town: Love Lane traffic study could be completed later this year

06/28/2016 3:25 PM |

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Southold Town is looking to conduct a traffic study of the three-way intersection at Love Lane, Main Road and Old Sound Avenue in Mattituck.

During Tuesday’s Town Board work session, town engineers Michael Collins and Jamie Richter said a traffic study will cost about $22,000 and would be split between the town, state and county.

Town Supervisor Scott Russell said he plans to meet with Suffolk County Legislator Al Krupski and State Assemblyman Anthony Palumbo to discuss how the study’s cost will be paid for, though he added “the cost is much less than I thought it would be.”

Mr. Russell said engineering consultants would work with the Town Board and various community stakeholders to help develop the traffic study.

One such group, Mr. Russell said, would be the Mattituck-Laurel Civic Association, which recently proposed its own recommendations to improve the intersection, such as banning left turns from Love Lane onto Main Road.

Civic president Mary Eisenstein attended Tuesday’s meeting and said the association shot eight hours of video at the intersection to document current traffic conditions, an idea she said was proposed by Councilman Bill Ruland.

She also thanked the board for its decision to move forward with a traffic study.

“The community is really excited,” she said.

Mr. Russell said the study could be finished as early as later this year.

Photo: Town engineers Michael Collins and Jamie Richter address the upcoming Love Lane traffic study at Tuesday’s Town Board meeting. 

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