has been a busy news week for the Town of Smithtown. As many of you may have
read, we have been awarded $500,000 in Jumpstart Funding from the County for
economic development. In other big news, the Governor has officially signed the
Kings Park Alienation Bill, which will allow us to begin installing sewers
in our Kings Park Downtown Business District. For anyone who would like to
learn about the timeline and the process, Suffolk County Sewer Czar Peter
Scully will give a special presentation at the Kings Park VFW on Thursday, October 10th at 10AM. I would also like to take a moment to recognize Smithtown
historian Brad Harris, who was honored last month with an honorary Lifetime
Achievement Award, presented by the Town. As we approach the ceremonial
unveiling of historic markers depicting the legendary Bull Ride of Richard
Smith at our completely renovated Whisper the Bull, we thought it was only
appropriate to honor the man who catalogued our town’s rich history over the
course of his career. Special thanks to Michael Hebron, the team at Smithtown
Landing Country Club, and Brad’s family and friends who helped to make this
honor such a memorable day.
The Highway Department has begun road work along Roosevelt Avenue from Wichard
Boulevard to Fulton Boulevard and Washington Court. In addition, the Highway Department has
planned to pave Somers Lane, pending weather outlook for the week.
Traffic Department is out completing bicycle logos along the newly paved Old
Commack Road and Old Northport Road. In addition to this work, Traffic teams
are painting STOP lines around the Ledgewood Drive neighborhood.
work on the buildings, removal of electric, plumbing fixtures, asphalt,
backstops, and cesspools is underway at Flynn Memorial Park this month.
those who are unfamiliar with this project, the town has planned to build a new
state-of-the-art ballpark over the course of two years. Plans are to have two
completed ball fields ready for the Spring season for the residents and local
leagues to enjoy.
renovations include: new synthetic (and environmentally friendly) fields with
built-in drainage, LED Energy efficient sports lighting, air conditioned
concession stand/pro shop, handicapped accessible bathrooms, covered bleachers,
protective fencing along the outfield and backstops, and a more centralized
playground area. Additional parking and storage along the grounds are planned
as well. This exciting reconstruction will serve as an economic engine, while
providing our youth with in demand, state-of-the-art ball fields to play and
Traffic Safety Department has installed the new modern Mast Arm for the traffic
signal rebuild at Grandview Lane & Old Willets Path. Work to finalize the
traffic signal is currently underway.
New Highway & Adams Avenue road widening project is underway. All trees and
brush have been cleared, as our Highway teams are slated to do road grading
next, pending weather conditions and utility work currently being performed by
other agencies. The Traffic Safety Department is scheduled to pour foundations
for traffic signals at both Marcus Avenue and New Highway and at Adams Ave and
New Highway this week. This work is subject to weather conditions as
road widening project includes new sidewalks, modern traffic signals,
Energy-Efficient lighting, landscaping, and signage. This project will provide
for additional safety for bicyclists, runners, and pedestrians upon
and Paving along Park Avenue, Collins Avenue, and Meridian Avenue are scheduled
to begin this week. Prior to paving, our Highway Department completed major
drainage repairs and concrete restoration in the area. These improvements to
the infrastructure will help to prevent flood damage and ensure the roads stay
in optimal condition for our residents.
very pleased to report that our Parks Department will begin demolition work in
anticipation of a brand new state-of-the-art playground at Kings Park Memorial,
starting on Monday (10/14.) The new playground will feature a jungle-gym with
multiple levels, climbing stations, two slides, and new turf surfacing.
Safety will be working on thermoplastic striping and pavement markings along
Browns Road (347 to Nicholls Road) and along Gibbs Pond Road (from Nicholls to
Smithtown Boulevard) where Highway teams have completed new roads. Minor road
work delays will be posted via the Town App.
and Asphalt work along Cedar Avenue, Roseanne Court, and Glen Hill Court
has begun. This roadwork is expected to continue over the coming weeks, pending
Parks Department is busy doing field maintenance and playground repairs at
Gibbs Pond Park, trenching and dressing the new field lights with soil. In
addition, Parks teams are replacing a slide, and are rebuilding the skateboard
ramp-reskin ramp at the Armory Park.
The Highway Department has begun concrete restoration on Larkspur Drive, Teal Lane, and Dove Lane in Smithtown this week. Road paving will begin upon the
completion of the concrete repairs.
pleased to report that after a major concrete (sidewalks) restoration
initiative, asphalt paving is slated to begin along Terry Road from Townline
Road to Smithtown Boulevard. Residents may encounter roving road detours in
target work areas as the project is underway. Upon paving completion, our
Traffic Department will commence with road markings.
Parks Department is finishing up the landscaping at the Whisper the Bull
monument. The electric has been installed and enclosed in a custom built
structure. The last steps will be done this week and next, as our Traffic team
installs the historic markers and lighting. This historic marker program was
made possible courtesy of the Kings Park Heritage Museum, who worked tirelessly
on grant funding. Plans to host a ceremonial unveiling of the first marker are slated for October 29th.
One of the Lake Avenue Downtown Revitalization is reaching completion. The last
portion of this phase involves new concrete sidewalks and new roads along Lake
Avenue from Woodlawn to Jericho. Roadwork detours are expected to continue for
another three weeks. Lake Avenue will be ultimately safer for pedestrians and
bicyclists upon completion of the project.
General Store makeover is just about complete, with only the cobblestone style
pedestrian crosswalk and landscaping left to finish. Once the pavement has had
the proper time to cure, the cobblestone will be installed. The project should
be finished in the next few weeks.
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