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.
The signals will be installed at the intersections of Flanders Road and Long Neck Boulevard, located near the USA gas station; and the intersection of Flanders Road and Oak Avenue, which is near a muffler and auto repair shop, according to a release from Mr. Thiele’s office.
The state DOT had previously announced it will be repaving portions of the road this fall, between the traffic circle in Riverside and Bellows Pond Road near Hampton Bays.
The plans come just six-months after a fatal accident on the road which killed a Flanders woman involving a utility truck crossing the road’s two lanes of traffic and hitting her head-on.
Plans for further development along the state road are also in the works, as a 7-Eleven is already under construction on the southwest corner of Flanders Road and Cypress Avenue, and plans for a strip of stores, including a Subway, have recently been proposed on the corner of Flanders Road and Glider Avenue, according to prior News-Review coverage.
The state agency completed a traffic study to identify the necessity for the signals at the identified intersections, according to release.
State DOT officials worked with the Town of Southampton, members of the Flanders, Riverside & Northampton Community Association (FRNCA), and Mr. Thiele to address traffic safety concerns, according to the release.
Information on when the signals will be installed was not immediately available.