Lane to be eliminated in newly announced DOT changes to Main Street
Smithtown, NY (SmithtownRadio.com) – Big changes are coming to Main Street Smithtown.
In a closed door meeting yesterday in Hauppauge, local officials met with the Department of Transportation to hash out a plan to eliminate one westbound lane on the state road, Newsday reports.
The plan calls for eliminating one of two westbound lanes and replacing it with a stripped median and turning lane along portions of Route 25 / 25A between Elm Street and Route 111.
Roadway changes are expected in the spring.
Continuing Coverage: Safety on Main Street
The busy stretch of Jericho Turnpike has been the site of numerous fatal accidents, including the 2009 hit-and-run of 12-year-old Courtney Sipes.
Your Thought: What do you think of the roadway changes?