PORT JEFFERSON STATION - A major construction project that aims to curb traffic is set to begin in the Town of Brookhaven, but residents are bracing for headaches while the work is underway.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo has announced the start of a $25.6 million reconstruction project that will add a jug-handle to the intersection of Route 112 and Route 347 in Port Jefferson Station, a spot that sees nearly 70,000 cars per day.
The project also aims to improve safety and aesthetics along a 15-mile stretch of Route 347.
Residents' reactions to the project are mixed. Some say they're happy to see that local traffic troubles are being addressed, but others say they're concerned about the construction bringing even more traffic to the area.
A few skeptics tell News 12 Long Island that they doubt the project will relieve traffic at all.