Brentwood store owners: Repaving project is killing business

Store owners say a project designed to improve downtown Brentwood's aesthetic is killing their business. As part of Suffolk County's reconstruction project between Blue Jay

BRENTWOOD - Store owners say a project designed to improve downtown Brentwood's aesthetic is killing their business. As part of Suffolk County's reconstruction project between Blue Jay Drive and Suffolk Avenue, busy Wicks Road has been narrowed to two lanes during the repaving work. The 1.8-mile road improvement project is costing Suffolk $5.5 million, but store owners say the overall cost in lost business is immeasurable. Suffolk officials say night repaving was too expensive and that Wicks Road detours in front of Pathmark will be reopened by next week. However, all the construction work won't be wrapped up until March of next year.

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