Flanders Road to receive facelift, governor announces

05/10/2014 12:00 PM |

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Flanders Road was included in a $100 million resurfacing project to improve New York’s roadways that suffered the most damage this past winter, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Friday. 

Flanders Road (Route 24) is slated to be resurfaced between County Road 104/63 and Bellows Pond Road in Southampton Town. It was the only local roadway included in the project.

Construction is scheduled to begin in the fall.

“By expediting these projects, we are smoothing the ride on some of the roughest roads across Long Island and improving safety and mobility in the surrounding communities,” Mr. Cuomo said in a release.

New York State Department of Transportation commissioner Joan McDonald said under Mr. Cuomo’s direction, the department identified the most heavily damaged roads.

“Throughout construction, we will be ensuring that traffic disruptions are minimized,” she said.

Several of Long Island’s main road are in the project, including the Long Island Expressway between exits 37 and 46, the Northern State Parkway between Wantagh State Parkway and the LIE, and Route 25 between Kings Park Road and Route 111.

“I am pleased that the Governor has committed to expedite the Flanders Road project this season, as it is an important roadway in need of immediate repair and repaving to ensure public safety,” Senator Ken LaValle said in a statement.