The New York State Department of Transportation has a $6.9 million project to repave 14 miles of Route 25/Main Road, and it is now underway.
Construction will be done between Tuckers Lane and the end of NY Route 25 through the Town of Southold. The top layer of the distressed pavement will be removed and then replaced with new asphalt and fresh pavement markings including bike lane striping and more visible pedestrian crosswalks. Audible rumble devices will be installed on the centerline to provide a noise and physical vibration warning to motorists who stray across into oncoming traffic.
Currently, construction work on cleaning and repairing drainage structures and off-road work is taking place with no travel lane closures. Paving work is not expected to begin until after Labor Day. To accomplish repaving operations while minimizing the impact on residents, businesses and motorists, construction will be staged on shorter sections of NY Route 25/Main Road. In addition, travel lanes will be shifted rather than closed wherever possible, and work will take place during off-peak day time and night time hours.
After Labor Day, the off-peak daytime travel lane shifts will be in effect Monday through Friday, between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. each day. Nighttime travel lane shifts in the Village of Greenport will be in effect between 10 p.m. and 6 a.m. when road resurfacing work begins. A single travel lane in each direction will be maintained whenever possible.
When completed, these pavement repairs will improve motorists’ safety and help maintain the integrity of Route 25/Main Road on the North Fork.