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Mar 2, 2017 10:22 AMPublication: The East Hampton Press

Local Officials Ask State To Repave Eight Miles Of Route 114 By Summer

A portion of Route 114 was improved in the fall. PRESS FILE
Mar 8, 2017 10:46 AM

State Assemblyman Fred W. Thiele Jr. and five other local officials have sent a letter to Governor Andrew Cuomo asking the State Department of Transportation to repave Route 114 from Stephen Hands Path to the South Ferry in the Village of North Haven.

The letter acknowledges that a two-mile portion of Route 114 from Main Street in East Hampton Village to Stephen Hands Path was repaved last fall, but it notes that the full eight-mile roadway needs to be repaved, as it has “continued to deteriorate over the winter season and will worsen as we approach the spring season.

“The safety benefits to the traveling public are obvious,” the letter continues. “There is also the economic benefit to tourism in the coming season.”

Route 114 takes motorists between popular locations in East Hampton and Sag Harbor, as well as to Shelter Island, the North Fork and the Cross Sound Ferry.

The letter was co-signed by State Senator Kenneth LaValle, East Hampton Town Supervisor Larry Cantwell, East Hampton Village Mayor Paul Rickenbach Jr., North Haven Village Mayor Jeff Sander and Sag Harbor Village Mayor Sandra Schroeder.

It also pointed to a February 3 letter from the DOT’s Long Island regional director, Joseph Brown, to East Hampton Town Councilwoman Kathee Burke-Gonzalez, in which Mr. Brown indicated that the state planned to install left-turn lanes at the intersection of Route 114 and Stephen Hands Path as she had requested. There also are plans, at the intersection of Route 114 and Stephen Hands Path, to add a left turn arrow to the traffic signal, and a westbound-to-northbound right-turn arrow on Stephen Hands Path.

All the work would need to be completed in time for the summer, the letter said.

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By Toma Noku (616), Southampton on Mar 2, 17 10:42 AM
Please! Before there are accidents.
By Callie (30), Sag Harbor on Mar 2, 17 11:13 AM
Dream on. Took several years to get the first part repaved. And the remaining 8 miles by the summer‼ Get real‼
By sharon tompkins (5), east hampton on Mar 2, 17 11:29 AM
Can i consider this proof that the taxes generated from increased development does not cover the costs & stress to infrastructure?
By dave h (193), calverton on Mar 2, 17 7:42 PM
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The biggest safety problem that confronts the motoring public traveling on State Route 114 between Sag Harbor and East Hampton is not the quality of the road surface but, rather, the lack of any turning lanes at its intersection with Stephen Hands Path. Cars traveling south and north regularly use the shoulders as a bypass lane to get around the line of cars waiting at a green light to make left hand turns onto Stephen Hands Path. Someone is going to get killed at this intersection, mark my words! ...more
By davbud (122), east hampton on Mar 5, 17 10:28 AM
If we're discussing this, how about a round about at the Stephen hands intersection. The traffic there on any given day in the summer is horrific.
By jhand6847@aol.com (12), East Hampton on Mar 9, 17 4:53 PM
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