07/21/15 6:00am
07/21/2015 6:00 AM


Due to an around-the-clock renovation project on the Route 25 bridge over the Long Island Expressway, only one lane in each direction is now open, according to the state Department of Transportation.

Construction on the bridge will last until next spring. READ

05/15/15 1:03pm
05/15/2015 1:03 PM
Flanders Road repaving will run from south to north once it starts on May 27.

Flanders Road repaving will run from south to north once it starts on May 27.

“In an effort to try and provide motorist and travelers with a smoother and safer roadway,” according to the office of Assemblyman Fred Thiele, paving work on Flanders Road — which was expected to start today — has been pushed back until after Memorial Day. (more…)

08/06/14 10:00am
08/06/2014 10:00 AM

Two traffic signals will be installed on Flanders Road. (Credit: Jennifer Gustavson, file)

To deal with ongoing traffic safety concerns on Flanders Road, the state Department of Transportation will be installing two traffic signals along the state road, Assemblyman Fred Thiele, Jr. announced Tuesday.  (more…)

04/04/14 4:02pm
04/04/2014 4:02 PM
State workers trimmed trees on Friday to prep for Monday's work on E. Main Street. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch)

State workers trimmed trees on Friday to prep for Monday’s work on E. Main Street. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch)

Construction is expected to start Monday on Main Street as the State Department of Transportation begins installing four miles of new sidewalks along Route 25, through downtown Riverhead.

While state workers were cutting trees this week downtown, work is expected to start in earnest on Monday. Hours will generally be Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 1 p.m., however officials said construction could also take place during off-peak hours to minimize effect on businesses.


03/20/14 8:00am
03/20/2014 8:00 AM

A downtown sidewalk on East Main Street in need of repair. The state Department of Transportation is expected to start repairing and replacing the sidewalks this spring. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch, file)

Before long, you’ll be able to take a stroll downtown without tripping over uneven sidewalks.

The highly anticipated downtown Riverhead sidewalk repairs will begin this spring and should be completed before the end of the year, according to the state Department of Transportation.  (more…)

02/16/13 12:30pm
02/16/2013 12:30 PM
George Woodson of Riverhead

BARBARAELLEN KOCH PHOTO | Highway Superintendent George Woodson uses heavy equipment to clear Marcy Avenue at 4:30 last Saturday.

Two Department of Transportation officials from Long Island were suspended in the wake of last week’s snow storm that dumped as much as 30 inches of snow on the region, the Associated Press reported.

The officials were suspended 30 days without pay, the AP reported.

The Long Island Expressway was closed throughout the day last Sunday between exit 57 and Riverhead, two days after the storm.

To read more about the suspensions, click here for the story.

Click here for this week’s editorial in the News-Review on how Riverhead Town responded to the storm.