Resurfacing of part of Montauk Highway in East Hampton, delayed because of Hurricane Sandy, is now expected to begin in the spring, State Assemblyman Fred W. Thiele Jr. announced Thursday.
Repaving the 2.3-mile stretch between Stephen Hands Path and State Route 114 should begin around April and be completed by Memorial Day, he said. The project carries of an estimated price tag of $1.53 million, according to officials.
The work is part of a larger project to resurface the busy thoroughfare between East Hampton and Bridgehampton. A cost for the project was not immediately available.
This first step was slated to be done in late October and early November just as Sandy made landfall, but State Department of Transportation workers and contractors have been pressed into storm recovery.
“I’m not altogether unhappy about the delay, because at least the road won’t get repaved and then have to endure what could be a bitter winter,” Mr. Thiele said. “The sooner, the better, but it’s not something I’m deeply disappointed about. As long as it gets done by Memorial Day.”