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Halesite Drainage Work in Full Swing

State project includes roadway improvements, roundabouts.

The $18 million state drainage and roadway project for Route 110 in Halesite is in full swing, with a targeted completion date of the summer of 2013.

Two roundabouts are being constructed at Creek Road and Mill Dam Road.  A drainage treatment/filtration basin is being constructed between those two roads.

The work, stretching from Prime Avenue to Mill Dam Road, has meant the closing of lanes of traffic and tougher access to many shops.

On occasion, pedestrians weave in and out of lines of cars. But the state Department of Transportation said the drainage work should mean the end of the flooding of the road after relatively minor amounts of rain, the cause of many complaints over the years.

John T September 13, 2012 at 10:18 AM
With all the taxes they take over the years they just started to fix this. Vote out Petrone.
L P September 13, 2012 at 11:14 AM
Route 110 is a New York State road; work contracted and paid for by NYS, not the town of Huntington.
Seeing Eye September 13, 2012 at 12:41 PM
The pace of this project is ridiculously slow. It shouldn't take 2 years to do this work on such a small project. The Rt110 / Northern State Pkwy interchange is taking less time.
Peter Walden September 13, 2012 at 01:02 PM
" should mean the end of the flooding of the road after relatively minor amounts of rain, the cause of many complaints over the years." This is a scary quote. First the word "should", for $18 million the word should be "will", then we have, "minor amounts of rain" it's at the bottom a big hill, at or below sea level and is near water....and by the way, it is a great place to get pictures of the dummies who have vehicles that they think can plow thru 3 plus feet of water and not get stuck.....and most of them live in the area and know what happens. I think it might be a good idea to open a small boat rental store in the area and offer tours of the flooding when it comes, and it will, no matter what they do.
Jim R. September 13, 2012 at 01:49 PM
Thank you Pam for the follow up. It is taking time, but the crew is doing a great job. You just can't please some people.
Katherine Heaviside September 13, 2012 at 02:14 PM
Thanks, Pam. Once again, Patch provides news important to our everyday life -- news we can use.
Frances Whittelsey September 13, 2012 at 04:29 PM
As rain storms can now bring several inches in an hour, let's hope they have engineered this to handle the kind of storms that our altered climate now brings us. Frances Whittelsey
Jim September 13, 2012 at 05:29 PM
I have lived in the area for 30 years and dont understand why flooding a few times a year is such a big deal. I will miss waiting to see what idiot tries to drive through 3-4 feet of water. The flodding only usually lasts a couple of hours after the heavy rain subsides. I would also be suprised if this solves the problem. We will see!
Bob September 13, 2012 at 08:07 PM
The DOT website for the project indicates: Planned Completion Date: 7/30/2012; Contract Completion Date: 7/30/2013. Does this mean the project is taking a year longer than anticipated to complete? https://www.dot.ny.gov/regional-offices/region10/projects/ny110
Urban September 13, 2012 at 08:08 PM
Two roundabouts a few hundred feet apart! Watching drivers caught in the inner lanes will become a new spectator sport. And, I do not understand how some folks can enjoy outdoor eating while in the path of drivers using the roundabout by the Post Office.
photomike1 September 14, 2012 at 05:44 AM
this grainage problem will not work - you drain storm water against the tide
photomike1 September 14, 2012 at 05:46 AM
this drainage project is doomed - you cant drain against the tide when it comes in storm water cant get out
photomike1 September 14, 2012 at 05:47 AM
i would like to know why the veterans memorial at town hall is not handicap accessable
photomike1 September 14, 2012 at 05:49 AM
i would like to know why the township paid outside contractors from texas $800.00 - $1400.00 per hour to help clean up storm debris after hurricane irene.
photomike1 September 14, 2012 at 05:59 AM
i would like to know why town of huntington taxpayers pay for highway barricade to be a political billboard for the highway Superintendent, and they don't even meet dot safety standards. but neither do the chainsaws, leaf blowers, road cones, barrels, or using diesel gas with asphalt. the last time the state dot safety inspector visited the highway dept he was only scheduled to be there for an hour but stayed for over three hours because he feared for the highway workers safety. outside of the new big yellow rolling billboards you call highway trucks the concerns for safety leave much to be desired
Adrian Snare September 14, 2012 at 02:24 PM
So would I. Township - learn to communicate People - learn to read We should at least use American workers, should we not..??
gn123 October 03, 2012 at 04:11 PM
What a mess..i live in huntington and have to pass both of those roundabouts everyday...did the state even consider that huntington is a boaters town with lots of marinas past mill dam that wont have a chance to get big rigs and boats in and out of town without major problems! how about having people that do contracting and overseeing jobs actually know the area before chopping up roads a making things worse...why do we even have elected officials if they cant figure this out....duh..very sad!

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