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Construction Work Backs Up Smithtown Main Street

Sections of West Main Street torn up, lanes shifted for construction work on Tuesday.

Construction work has closed and narrowed lanes on West Main Street in Smithtown as of Monday afternoon. (Photo Credit: Sara Walsh)
Construction work has closed and narrowed lanes on West Main Street in Smithtown as of Monday afternoon. (Photo Credit: Sara Walsh)
If you're driving along the western portion of Smithtown Main Street, be prepared to brake and be patient. 

New York Paving crews have been tearing up a portion of West Main Street in front of Schubert's Auto Body on Monday and Tuesday. A construction work zone has shifted and narrowed traffic lanes from Redwood Lane/New York Avenue east to Elm Street. 

Construction works said they were under contract for New York State, fixing utilities and wiring laid beneath the asphalt at the Maple Avenue and West Main Street Intersection. Work appears to be progressing quickly, as the single westbound travel lanes leading to Route 25A torn up on Monday were already repaved by Tuesday morning. 

Eileen Peters, spokeswoman for DOT, could not be immediately reached for more information on this project. 

Both eastbound lanes of Route 25/Smithtown Main Street is now torn up for work. Traffic along the stretch was heavy on Tuesday morning. 
Petey October 01, 2013 at 08:34 PM
So are we getting more red light cameras like they put in front of town hall?
ed October 02, 2013 at 07:20 AM
I guess it's more revenue. Buy I thought our supervisor was against this idea by the state with out a trial. Smile everyone your on camera
esoteric714 October 02, 2013 at 07:47 AM
narrow the lanes some more? great idea. why dont we just make town a one land road? better yet, why dont we just close main street to all traffic? wouldn't it be safer?
Petey October 04, 2013 at 08:16 AM
Ed: Lynn Nowick in the Suffolk County Legislature is part of the governing body that approved more red light cameras in Smithtown. That is, unless this is part of her Main St beautification projects. Where that six figure money was spent eludes me

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