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Jackson Avenue Improvement Project — Week 27

This week, community residents saw the completion of the major Jackson Avenue Improvement Project construction with the laying of the final coat of asphalt from Pine Road to the LIRR crossing.

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!

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Gabe November 21, 2011 at 01:59 PM
I hope these stickers of crosswalks and turn arrows actually stay put... I've seen area roadways, particularly Woodbury Rd & Syosset Woodbury Rd where these stick on crosswalks have let loose.
Howie November 22, 2011 at 03:26 PM
Kind of foolish how they have changed the "must turn right at Convent or Ira" lane to let you go straight past Ira. I definitely foresee this turning into a ZOOM lane for every wiseass with a sense of entitlement to race past people who actually wait there turn in traffic.
Vik November 22, 2011 at 09:43 PM
Also, think it's really foolish that they don't have a left turn lane into the entrance of Lucille Drive...that looks like an accident waiting to happend. I'm pretty happy that the construction is finaly done and only took 27 weeks but now wondering who is going to pay the bills to fix the damage done to my car since i had to drive over that horrendous road during construction...
Lisa November 23, 2011 at 10:37 PM
Howie - so true! What were they thinking?

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