While the major parts to the renovation of Jericho Turnpike have been completed by the state, there is still more to be done by the Village of New Hyde Park in beautifying the new medians.
Commonly referred to as Operation: Mainstreet, the project would install planters and other shrubs into the middle of the brock-paved medians that run down the center of Route 25 in the village, which currently are left agape, opening into a sand-filled hole in the center.
On Aug. 13 village trustee Donald Barbieri attended a meeting with the contractor on the project, representatives from the state department of transportation and engineers at the village hall for the final phase of the beautification project.
“Based upon that meeting, we believe that the work will now commence the first week of September,” he said, adding that the contractor said that New Hyde Park can proceed as planned and would not have problems.
“Hopefully we can complete the project before the real cold weather this winter,” he said. “If in the worst case scenario we have to come out and do some plantings in the spring of next year, that’s the way it will evolve. A little disappointed we weren’t able to coordinate the project a bit better with the state where one came before the other but we’re going to work our way through it and I’m sure the end product will be something we’ll all enjoy.”
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