Hauppauge - (WALK) New York transportation officials have reviewed plans for upgrading sections of Route 347 in Hauppauge, and will attempt to accomplish more paving, with less inconvenience for drivers.
One of three eastbound lanes between Route 111 and Brookside Drive in Hauppauge will be closed to traffic on weekdays from now through Friday, October 4, reducing traffic flow from three lants to two. The original plan, as reported last week, would have closed lanes from Monday through the spring of 2015.
Authorities say the closure will be "24-7," but adjustments may be made when appropriate.
Route 347, also known as Nesconset-Port Jefferson Highway, was opened in 1966, is approximately 15 miles long, and extends through parts of Brookhaven, Smithtown, and Islip.
The construction is the latest phase of a $30.5 million improvement project meant to reduce traffic delays and increase safety. The project, when complete, will include beautification efforts, pedestrian and bicycle access, and solar-powered lighting, according to transportation officials.
For more information call: 511, or visit www.511NY.org