The Southold Town Highway Department’s latest roadwork has gone more than $70,000 over budget on materials and the town has yet to receive a promised $250,000 grant from the state for a separate road project, according to a discussion at Tuesday’s Town Board morning meeting.
“Paving’s not an exact science,” said Highway Superintendent Vincent Orlando. READ
Thinking that you really need to get out of the house? Think about this: you might get fined, and charged with a crime, if you decide to take a drive. READ
Icy roadways sent at least two people to Stony Brook Hospital via helicopter this morning, shutting down local roadways briefly. READ
The Southold Town Board decided to put back the money it took from town reserves last month to pay for highway repairs — and then some. READ
We all know the Long Island Expressway doesn’t lead to Greenport and Orient — this is actually a Route 58 sign — but what you might not know is that throughout the 1950s and 1960s many local officials hoped it would. (Credit: Grant Parpan photo illustration)
Driving to the end of the Long Island Expressway and exiting onto the western edge of Route 58, Riverhead’s commercial capital, it’s difficult to imagine that a plan once called for the island’s longest road to extend into Southold Town.
But drawn on a map titled “Expressway Plan 1959 County Planning Board” are two thick red lines that run from the Riverhead Town line to Old North Road in Orient. One line indicates eastbound Long Island Expressway traffic. The other shows traffic lanes heading west. (more…)
Potholes, a major campaign issue, are about to get fixed in Greenport. (Credit: Paul Squire)
The sorry state of Greenport Village’s roads — a major issue in the last campaign — is about to get its first big fix. (more…)