For Immediate Release
July 26, 2012
Contact: Ryan Horn, Citizens Response Center
County Road 39 Work Begins Monday, July 30, 2012
On Monday, July 30, the Suffolk County Department of Public Works begins construction on County Road 39 to add a second eastbound lane to the area’s busiest roadway.
Though the driving lanes will shift as crews complete work at each phase, county officials stated there will be no closures prior to Labor Day weekend. After that date, CR 39’s center turning lane will be closed in 2,000 foot intervals.
Authorities say the summer season is “not ideal and delays can be expected,” but timing of the project is due to federal and state funding finally becoming available in June.
When completed this fall, the second eastbound lane will extend two miles from the intersection at North Sea-Mecox Road in Southampton Village to the Flying Point/Hampton Road intersection in the hamlet of Water Mill. Previously, in 2008, a second eastbound lane was added to the four mile stretch between the Sunrise Highway (State Route 27) in Shinnecock Hills and the intersection at North Sea-Mecox Road in the Village.
Those requiring additional information may contact the consultants for the project at 353-3191 or 353-3192. Constituents can also visit the construction office at 380 David White Lane.