Construction on Route 347 has been a hot topic of locals, and Patch was here to cover every aspect of the roadwork. Here are the top stories from 2012 on the roadway's construction.
Paving on Route 347 between Route 454 and Route 111 resumed Nov. 16, resulting in single-lane traffic, according to the New York State Department of Transportation. The DOT expected paving to be finished by Nov. 30.
Residents Approve Sound Walls for Route 347 Stretch
The votes are in and counted. Hauppauge and Smithtown residents want sound wall barriers built along Route 347 as the highway expands to six lanes.
Route 347 to be Closed Nightly Starting Sept. 30
New York State Department of Transportation says Route 347/Nesconset Highway will be completely closed starting Sept. 30 between Route 454/Veterans Highway and Route 111/Wheeler Road in Hauppauge on Sunday to Thursday nights. The closures will last approximately six weeks, weather permitting.
Route 347 Sound Wall Presentation Online for Residents
Area residents can educate themselves about the potential impact installing a sound wall would have on Route 347 and its surrounding communities. New York State Department of Transportation has uploaded its Community Sound Wall Presentation online to the Route 347 project page where residents can watch the presentation offered Sept. 6 from their own homes.
Residents to Cast Votes on Potential Sound Walls Along Route 347
Hauppauge and Smithtown homeowners have been given the opportunity to educate themselves on the Route 347 greenway project before casting their votes on its future construction.
Route 347 Update: Pedestrian-Bike Lane Begins Taking Shape
Area residents will see the starts of a pedestrian-bike lane paved on the south side of Route 347/Nesconset Highway along Hauppauge and Smithtown.
Route 347 Construction Chews Up Diner Business
As Route 347 construction continues to linger in the Hauppauge area, the Hauppauge Palace Diner has seen the work zone wreak havoc with its business, according to managers and die-hard customers.
Route 347 Update: Mild Winter Allows Fast Progress
Mild temperatures and absence of snow has allowed Route 347 construction workers to get a jump on their spring plans, according to New York State Department of Transportation officials.