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Poll: Will Project Stop Halesite Flooding?

New York Avenue work is meant to an end to the flooding that has plagued road for years.

The state Department of Transportation is engaged in a major upgrade designed to end the flooding that routinely blocks New York Avenue in Halesite.

The $18 million state drainage and roadway project will continue until next summer. Two roundabouts are being constructed at Creek Road and Mill Dam Road. And drainage treatment/filtration basin is being constructed between those two roads. The DOT said the drainage work should mean the end of the flooding of the road after relatively minor amounts of rain.

But some doubt that the project will work and say they expect flooding will continue. What do you think? Please vote in the poll and tell us why in the comments.

jeremiah bullfrog September 14, 2012 at 06:15 PM
this will never be fixed without draining it into the harbor. I always considered this part of Huntingtons "charm"!
Rob September 14, 2012 at 06:44 PM
I like the fact it is concrete, it has survived over 40 years without being paved, while underwater too often. Minor rain we might get relief but heavy rain+high tide=flooding. Think of all the roads that feed downhill onto 110, from high street to Huntington Station, all the roads on both side are tributaries. Pretty sure it was a natural stream at some point. Also the drainage pipes are all 18", not nearly enough to handle all that water even if it were not going into the harbor.
douglas stretton September 15, 2012 at 02:49 PM
Historical photos (circa 1900) show that all the water drained down and passed under a bridge on Mill Dam Road..into the harbor. Near to where the boat ramps are now located. Around the same time period the bridge was taken away and the roadway filled in. That's when the problems began. The plan now is to try and get things back to the same drainage system we had over 100 years ago. Progress is a grand thing, isn't it?
NK September 15, 2012 at 06:55 PM
I would be shocked ifthat project will work. I lived up there for 9 years. I am not an engineer but don't understand how 2 roundabouts help flooding. Secondly, roundabouts like the one near the Huntington Post Office are a complete waste. I have a feeling someone needed a job and they found 18 million to spend. Sounds like a shovel ready Obama project. Even if flooding stops, traffic through 2 roundabouts will be a nightmare.
Urban September 18, 2012 at 02:04 PM
Why mention Obama? It is a NYS DOT project that predates 2008 election! http://assembly.state.ny.us/mem/?ad=010&sh=story&story=29675


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