AARP enlisted the help of a traffic specialist back in December of last year in an attempt to solve the traffic and safety risks plaguing Main Street, and Friday the community is invited to discuss the roadway's issues and design with experts.
The events will take place at the on East Main Street in two separate sessions – from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Registration for the event ends Thursday night.
William Stoner, associate state director for livable communities at AARP, said in an email Wednesday that 120 locals have already signed up for the event.
In a release, AARP representatives said some of the featured groups and individuals at the meetings Friday will include the Greater Smithtown Chamber of Commerce, Vision Long Island, AARP, the Tri-State Transportation Campaign and The Courtney Sipes Memorial Foundation.
, who gave a walking tour along Main Street and presented ideas on how to make it safe, pedestrian friendly and more vibrant for business.