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Landing Avenue Bridge Set to Open Next Weekend

Bridge expected to be open to traffic for rush hour next Friday.

Landing Avenue Bridge, Smithtown. Patch file photo.
Landing Avenue Bridge, Smithtown. Patch file photo.

The Landing Avenue Bridge, which has been closed for the past three-weeks due to construction work is expected to open by next weekend. 

“We are shooting for rush hour Friday,” said Lori Baldassare, Government Liaison Officer for the Suffolk County Department of Public Works. 

A three-month, $80,000 rehabilitation project on the bridge began on July 24, starting with a three-week closure to all traffic as workers poured a new concrete deck. 

Work will continue on the bridge, but will remain open to traffic.

"Additional roadwork will take another month or so but no more road closures, said Baldassare. 

Alpaca August 16, 2013 at 03:57 PM
Thank goodness! The traffic has been unbearable!
WOODY11780 August 17, 2013 at 09:01 AM
Where will the toll booth be located ??
Nick August 17, 2013 at 09:13 AM
A tunnel would have been nice!
THERESA MANGIONE August 17, 2013 at 09:45 AM
Thank god ! Living off landing ave and not being able to use our main entrance to main street has been a nightmare ! Now can we do something about the traffic that would be great too
Gale Cortelyou August 17, 2013 at 12:37 PM
Correction: Bridge will have been closed for more than 4 weeks, not 3, by the time it reopens next Friday....if it reopens. Getting out onto 25A from Oakside Road has been more than difficult at times because of the traffic buildup. Now we are dealing with Verizon working on Main St. and closing lanes there, plus the evening lane closures on 347. Smithtown is fast becoming a place you don't want to travel to or through!!
Jack Variano September 06, 2013 at 09:10 PM
Thank you "pothole" Pat Vecchio. This along with the Old Nicholls mess has been a nightmare. Good luck getting re elected

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