Smithtown officials mull downsizing Main Street

Smithtown officials met state highway engineers today to discuss a new reconstructing plan that would downsize Main Street into two lanes. The town says it

SMITHTOWN - Smithtown officials met state highway engineers today to discuss a new reconstructing plan that would downsize Main Street into two lanes.

The town says it wants to slow down speedy drivers by narrowing the busy four-lane road, which has claimed three lives in less than two years and left a young girl in a coma. Some residents say they're worried the change would only create heavy traffic problems.

Town Supervisor Patrick Vecchio says another part of the proposal is to build a concrete median or island in the road that would stretch from Town Hall to Route 111. He says it would give pedestrians a safe haven if the light changes while they're crossing the street.

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