The repaving of Jericho Turnpike is said to begin sometime in June according to New Hyde Park Village Trustee Donald Barbieri.
On March 22, Barbieri and New Hyde Park Superintendent of Public Works Tom Gannon attended a meeting at the office of NY State Sen. Jack Martins who informed them that roadwork would first begin in Mineola on the night of April 8. When that work is completed, crews revert back to the city line and roadwork would be done in evening.
Already construction crews have been digging and filling the new medians along Route 25 and have gotten through to Garden City Park. The new roadway improvements are meant to be a traffic calming measure along the state roadway.
New traffic lights will also be installed in the village at the intersections of New Hyde Park Road, Lakeville Road and at Hillside Boulevard. New handicapped ramps would also be constructed along Jericho Turnpike.
“Those will be some pretty big projects,” Barbieri said during a village board meeting on March 26 at the village hall. “Our understanding would be that they would get back here in June to begin. They’re a little vague in terms of the exact date.”
The village is looking to complete its beautification portion of the project which involves sidewalk pavers and roadside plantings before then.
Barbieri also noted that agreements with various utilities are in the process of being sent to the state department of transportation and that he anticipates going out to bid for the streetscaping project within a week’s time.