Gov. Hochul announces $157M investment to fix potholes, rejuvenate Long Island's roads

It was part of Hochul's special announcement that she made Tuesday from Kennedy Memorial Park in Hempstead.

News 12 Staff

Apr 19, 2022, 11:24 AM

Updated 724 days ago

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Gov. Kathy Hochul announced a $157 million investment to fix potholes across Long Island.
It was part of Hochul's special announcement that she made Tuesday from Kennedy Memorial Park in Hempstead.
The money is slated to go to fix potholes, which Long Islanders have been complaining about for years.
It is projected that 480 lane miles of pavement in Nassau and Suffolk will be restored by this spring and summer.
Highways expected to be renewed this construction season include the Long Island Expressway in western and central Suffolk County.
"Long Island has some of the busiest highways in the United States and the investments we are making today will help ensure smoother travel and fewer hassles for the tens of thousands of commuters who use these vital traffic arteries," Hochul says. "With the adoption of this historic capital plan, we will give communities the infrastructure they need to unleash their full potential, enhancing connectivity, restoring essential roads and bridges, and correcting injustices of the past. I am proud to provide funding for transformative projects like these, which send a strong signal that New York is building back better and stronger than ever before."
Major work on the LIE, which will begin later this week, will occur during overnight hours. Service roads will be utilized for diverted traffic. Major work is scheduled to be completed by the end of the year.
News 12 has also learned that much of the money will go specifically toward repairing the LIE between exits 48 and 64.
Money will also be allocated in both counties for the Southern State Parkway and Meadowbrook Parkway.
The Oakdale merge will also be reconfigured.


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