A $13.8 million project to repave Montauk Highway between Route 114 in East Hampton and South Etna Avenue in Montauk is now underway, and motorists may be inconvenienced.
The New York State Department of Transportation is cleaning and repairing drains and completing road repairs now, and expects to begin resurfacing the roadway the week of October 20. The top layer of worn pavement will be removed then replaced with new asphalt. Fresh pavement markings, including bike lanes and more visible crosswalks, will be painted.
There will be both lane shifts and lane closures. At least one lane will always be open for traffic to pass through, albeit in one direction at a time. The NYSDOT says roadwork will only happen during off-peak hours—between 9:30 a.m. and 3 p.m., Monday through Friday.
A 3.5-mile stretch between Methodist Lane and Old Montauk Highway is being prioritized so that it can be completed before the onset of harsh winter weather.
Amagansett shopowners are being consulted on the best time of day to conduct roadwork, which will take place in Amagansett on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. On-street parking will be prohibited while work is active. Business owners in the Amagansett shopping area are encouraged to call the NYSDOT engineer-in-charge at 631-204-5720 to express an opinion prior to October 6. If daywork is not conducted, paving of the 1,500-foot shopping section of Amagansett would likely be delayed until spring 2015.