Traffic improvement work will soon begin around Mattituck 7-Eleven

BETH YOUNG FILE PHOTO | Required roadwork will soon get underway outside the new Mattituck 7-Eleven.

Last fall the Southold Town Planning Board allowed the Mattituck 7-Eleven to open before the state completed some planned traffic improvements, including removal of a telephone pole at the northeast corner of Route 25 and Factory Avenue.

Permission was given after the DOT informed 7-Eleven that the work could not be done until spring.

7-Eleven attorney Patricia Moore told Planning Board members Monday that the DOT is now waiting for utility companies to move wires on that pole before they begin work. Concern has also arisen about a newly discovered pipe sticking out of the ground in the work area.

Ms. Moore said her client’s contractors would like the town highway department to look into who owns the pipe.

“It shouldn’t be a big deal to find out who the pipe belongs to,” said Planning Board chairman Don Wilcenski.

Read more from this week’s Planning Board meeting in Thursday’s issue of The Suffolk Times.

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