Edgewood freight train facility under fire

The site of a proposed freight facility in Edgewood came under fire Tuesday. Freight trains would travel to the facility located between Commack Road and the Sagtikos Parkway, south of the Long Island

News 12 Staff

Jun 20, 2007, 8:54 PM

Updated 6,237 days ago

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The site of a proposed freight facility in Edgewood came under fire Tuesday.
Freight trains would travel to the facility located between Commack Road and the Sagtikos Parkway, south of the Long Island Expressway. New York State Department of Transportation officials said the site would draw 600 trucks daily, which critics said would overrun Commack Road.
"One way or the other, we have to get a connection from down south at Long Island Avenue to the Long Island Expressway," Suffolk County Executive Steve Levy said. "The plans as they presently exist do not accommodate that type of holistic planning."
Levy proposes a new road be built west of, and parallel to, the Sagtikos Parkway, from the Long Island Expressway to the facility. However, state DOT officials said the increased traffic does not justify the $100 million price tag a new road carries.
Dix Hills resident James Ptucha said the road is especially needed near him, where six major development projects are underway.
"They're turning more trucks on Commack Road, more trucks on Crooked Hill Road and further exasperating an already terrible problem," Ptucha said.
Related Information: New York State Department of Transportation


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