‘Roadwork Ahead’ on Springs-Fireplace | The East Hampton Star
Among the work currently underway along Springs-Fireplace Road, the shoulders will be widened to five feet to improve the mobility and safety of cyclists.
The Suffolk County Department of Public Works is heading down Springs-Fireplace Road as part of a $ 7.3 million reconstruction project. The work of Pioneer Landscaping and Asphalt of Kings Park is expected to be completed in spring 2021.
The project extends north from the intersection of North Main Street-Three Mile Harbor Road to Woodbine Drive. The goals include improving the road surface, reducing flooding and ponds when it rains, and making maneuverability easier for pedestrians and cyclists.
The shoulders are widened to five feet to improve the mobility and safety of the cyclists. In addition, a cycle path has been coordinated with the City of East Hampton to include a marked lane within the five foot shoulder of Abraham’s path to Woodbine Drive, which will be joined by Copeces Lane to a future cycle path on Three Mile Harbor Road.
Sidewalks north of the intersection of Three Mile Harbor Road and Springs-Fireplace to Queens Lane and from near Old Fireplace Drive to Woodbine Road are being improved or built. The sidewalk moves to the west side of Springs-Fireplace Road between Queen’s Lane and the area around Old Fireplace Drive.
The topsoil is placed along curbs and sidewalks. The project also includes new curbs, lane markings and signs.
The project is making steady progress, Councilor Kathee Burke-Gonzalez said at the city government’s meeting on Tuesday.
Correction: An earlier version of this story incorrectly referred to the intersection of Three Mile Harbor Road and Queens Lane. In fact, this section of the sidewalk is at the intersection of Three Mile Harbor Road and Springs-Fireplace Road to the point where Springs-Fireplace crosses Queens Lane.