Port Washington Boulevard paving underway

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Assemblyman Anthony D’Urso (center) with New York State DOT re-pavement team standing on Port Washington Boulevard. (Photo courtesy of D'Urso's office)

A project to repave Port Washington Boulevard is set to begin shortly.

Work on the road, which will be conducted by the state Department of Transportation, will mostly be done between 9:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m., according to a press release from state Assemblyman Anthony D’Urso. Some work will also be done during the night. Drivers should expect some lane closures and traffic while the work is underway.

“I look forward to seeing the boulevard repaved,” said D’Urso, who worked with state, village and Town of North Hempstead officials for the project. “The new road will be more visually pleasing and safer to drive on.”

In totality, the project will cover a 3.6-mile stretch between Northern Boulevard and Astor Lane which runs through the villages of Munsey Park, Flower Hill, and Sands Point. The project will be done in two parts, with work on the first part — running between Campus Drive and Astor Lane, near the Village Club in Sands Point — starting this month. The second phase connecting Campus Drive to Northern Boulevard will be done in the spring.

Port Washington Boulevard will be milled and replaced with new asphalt, a material that is a type of mix that factors in for high traffic load and environmental conditions.

Reach reporter Luke Torrance by email at ltorrance@theislandnow.com, by phone at 516-307-1045, ext. 214, or follow him on Twitter @LukeATorrance.

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