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Officials Ask State for Repair

Thu, 10/03/2019 - 13:30

Seeking to improve the condition of Route 114, one of the most heavily traveled roads on the East End, state and local government officials urged Gov. Andrew Cuomo and the Department of Transportation on Friday to repave eight miles of the state highway, from Stephen Hand’s Path in East Hampton to the South Ferry stop on North Haven.

“Repeatedly since 2015 . . . [we] have implored you to undertake a major repaving project,” the officials wrote in a letter, which was released by Assemblyman Fred W. Thiele Jr. It was co-signed by Senator Kenneth P. LaValle, Suffolk County Legislator Bridget Fleming, East Hampton Town Supervisor Peter Van Scoyoc, and the mayors of the villages of East Hampton, Sag Harbor, and North Haven.

Traffic on Route 114 has grown exponentially since the road was last repaved 20 years ago, they wrote, and the only recent measure undertaken by the state was to repair its eight worst sections, last year. 

The officials also asked the state to reconfigure the intersection between Route 114 and Stephen Hand’s Path to include turn lanes and other safety features.

“Your expeditious response is urged so that work can begin in 2020,” they said.