Repaving and repainting on a 3.2-mile stretch of Route 25A in Calverton and Wading River is expected to start in within the next week or two and continue through the rest of the year, weather permitting.
According to state Department of Transportation spokeswoman Eileen Peters, the stretch of road between Wading River Manor Road and Route 25 suffered “extensive damage over the last two winters” and will cost about $2.6 million to fix up.
Road and drainage repairs will take place during off-peak daytime hours and the repaving will occur at night. According to Ms. Peters, the top layer of distressed pavement will be removed and replaced with new asphalt.
Additionally, traffic signal loops will be replaced and fresh pavement markings, including pedestrian crosswalks, will be provided.
Photo Caption: Lights have been placed along Route 25A for use when the nighttime roadwork begins later this month (Credit: Nicole Smith).