This was the week that we have all been waiting for... the conclusion of the major work of the Jackson Avenue Improvement Project.
On Wednesday, the construction crews prepped the avenue for the final layer of asphalt from Pine Road to the LIRR crossing.
Early Thursday morning, the heavy construction equipment arrived, followed by the arrival of the trucks containing the asphalt. The crews worked the entire day, and the rain did not deter them from completing their task. They started at the LIRR crossing and worked their way south to Pine Road.
On Friday, the workers from Safety Marking, Inc. began to stripe the lanes and put down the directional arrows in the center turn lane. The striping for the lanes and crosswalks was completed by Saturday morning.
A "punch list" has been compiled of some small items that need to be completed along the avenue, such as the laying of decorative brick to complete the sidewalks by and the Councilman's office.
The reconstruction of Jackson Avenue, discussed and planned over the past ten years, is now a reality and it took only 27 weeks.
Enjoy your drive along the avenue as you travel it during this holiday week. Happy Thanksgiving!