After another season of North Fork gridlock, the North Fork Traffic Task Force met recently to begin brainstorming solutions for 2019.
A recent meeting, according to Riverhead Supervisor Laura Jens-Smith, brought a broad range of officials from the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, Suffolk County Transit Bus, state Department of Transportation, the Long Island Farm Bureau, Harbes Farm, Southold Town and police departments from both towns together to discuss traffic and other safety concerns. READ
Saturday’s nor’easter caused a 300-foot long collapse to a section of the entranceway into Orient Beach State Park. READ
A series of studies confirmed what any North Fork resident can attest to: seasonal traffic leads to near-gridlock. READ
Earlier this month, the Southold Town Board voted to cancel an agreement with the engineering firm that conducted a study examining traffic solutions for the Mattituck hamlet center, including the intersection of Route 25, Love Lane and Old Sound Road, which has long been a safety concern. READ
In a meeting meant to discuss ideas for potential traffic solutions with local businesses, a message of those at the roundtable was that there is no “silver bullet” to solve traffic problems and that it’ll take a piecemeal approach to make a difference. READ
In an ongoing effort to find ways to alleviate seasonal traffic that crowds North Fork roadways, Southold town officials plan to meet with local business owners. READ
The Mattituck-Laurel Civic Association on Monday night laid out three options for traffic solutions at the intersection of Love Lane, Old Sound Avenue and Main Road. READ
Councilman Bill Ruland suggested that East End towns come together to address traffic issues on the North Fork now that it’s the off-season. READ
A draft report examining traffic calming solutions makes a number of recommendations on how to address Mattituck Hamlet center, including the intersection of Route 25, Love Lane and Old Sound Road. READ
I’m writing regarding the problem of extreme traffic congestion on both our roads during the fall (pumpkin) season. On one hand, it’s great to see one of our local merchants (in this case Harbes) doing so well, and it’s also nice to see that so many non-local folks want to share in some of the charms of what we experience here on the North Fork.