Jackson Avenue: The Saga Continues

Traffic is interrupted along jackson Avenue due to a new construction project.

Just when we were , our tranquility has been disturbed.

This week, a construction crew from Lizza Construction returned to install crosswalks at the intersections of Ira Road, Convent Road and Railroad Avenue with Jackson Avenue. Parts of the new road surface were removed, cement poured and then dyed to resemble the color of brick.

The flow of traffic has been interrupted by this construction. At times, the line of traffic extended from the LIRR south to Jericho Turnpike.

A supervisor told me that this work may take two weeks to complete, and traffic will continue to be interrupted over this period. Community members may want to use alternative routes for the next few days.

Happy motoring!

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Syosset Mrs. June 19, 2012 at 04:12 PM
@DDB, I asked that question of the Town and was told that the money was not in the budget while the road project was going on, The funds were only just "found" to do this upgrade. @K DeMeo, I agree the lights are off. Regarding the "look" of the town, everything north of the tracks is County so that is a different fight. As to the stores I think the merchants are barely just keeping the doors open, a face-lift isn't in the budget.
K DeMeo June 20, 2012 at 01:27 PM
I hope the new construction doesn't create a whole new mess of uneven roads and potholes, like before. It was such a pleasure to drive that road, even if it only last for 2 mintues. I do think it is unecessary however, for brick road walk ways. I think the county needs to do something. The town really looks terrible. The owner of the buildings on the strip, needs to clean it up. The merchants try and have to give them some credit. Problem here is that, no foot traffic. No stores people want to shop in, other than for food. Maybe the Residents should do something? Pretty pots with flowers? Just a thought.
Rob Schultz June 20, 2012 at 10:19 PM
RESIDENTS will continue to advocate for major safety improvements to the downtown area north of the railroad tracks with the Town Board. We feel that safety issues should be addressed first before any beautification efforts take place. Please contact Supervisor John Venditto and Councilman Chris Coschignano to voice your concerns about the downtown area.
John June 21, 2012 at 05:57 PM
Painted Lines would have been so much less disruptive. Fresh asphalt and brick crosswalks are not going to fix the town's traffic problem. The Real Estate Agents idea of a quaint village complete with railroad crossing and station is the problem.
Fish Hunter July 12, 2012 at 09:08 PM
anything quaint about this town is long gone!


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