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Mar 29, 2016 4:50 PMPublication: The Southampton Press

Hampton Bays Repaving Work To Begin Next Week

Main Street in Hampton Bays. AMANDA BERNOCCO
Mar 29, 2016 5:42 PM

Crews contracted by Suffolk County will begin repaving a one-mile stretch of Main Street in Hampton Bays early next week—as long as the weather cooperates, according to Southampton Town officials.

The entire project, which is part of a $1.8 million road reconstruction initiative focusing on the hamlet, should be wrapped up in about two weeks, according to a press released issued by Town Supervisor Jay Schneiderman’s office on Tuesday.

Workers are expected to start at the Flanders Road intersection and work their way east, ending just past the King Kullen shopping center, according to the same release.

Workers are expected to begin work at 7 a.m. most weekdays and will focus their morning efforts on the westbound lane in order to minimize the disruption of traffic. They will then work on the eastbound lane in the afternoon when most traffic is heading in the opposite direction.

Cars will not be permitted to park along the stretch of Main Street during the repaving, town officials warned.

Prior to laying new asphalt, workers spent the past fall and winter installing new drains and sidewalks, and upgrading its some of the hamlet’s traffic signals.

The county, which is paying for the work, purposely delayed the laying of new asphalt until the spring.

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Thanks Hampton bays for asking for another thing that isn't needed like that light at canoe place road. Thanks for screwing over all of us who live west trying to get through the insane traffic in your hamlet. The paving work had already caused chaos and it's only going to get worse. Here is an idea for helping with traffic, do paving off hours, not in the spring and get rid of that canoe place road light
By hamptons34 (30), Westhampton on Mar 31, 16 8:33 AM
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If you don't like the traffic don't come back
By BeachBum545454 (9), Southampton on Mar 31, 16 9:04 AM
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Why is that traffic light not needed? How many more fatalities would have been acceptable to you from people trying to navigate that U-turn or left turn without a traffic light?

When should they be doing the work if not in the spring? It can't be done in the winter because it's too cold and DOT forbids paving pojects during winter months. It can't be done in the summer for obvious reasons. The fall has more traffic than Spring.

Also, have you looked up the definition of ...more
By Nature (2966), Southampton on Mar 31, 16 9:23 AM
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The road work is most certainly needed, the roads are horrible. As for the light at Canoe Place - it too was needed. If it's so inconvenient for you while you pass through, either leave earlier or stay on 27 - the last thing we HB people need is more traffic from those just cutting through-we have to get to work, too.
By MrsD (47), Hampton Bays on Mar 31, 16 12:18 PM
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Sadly some of us who live in the western half of the town work out east so there is no choice but to go through HB, otherwise I wouldn't come back
By hamptons34 (30), Westhampton on Mar 31, 16 9:10 AM
so sorry you are inconvenienced for a short period of time when you "pass through" HB. Some of us that live in HB appreciate the safety of new lights, new sidewalks, and new roads. The few weeks of inconvenience is worth the long term benefit.
By HB Proud (889), Hampton Bays on Mar 31, 16 10:18 AM
Take the highway or leave earlier. When do you want them to pave? In January over the snow? Be somewhat realistic.
By GoldenBoy (341), EastEnd on Mar 31, 16 9:33 AM
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Memorial day weekend to disrupt the city people that think they walk on water.
By unjustifiedjustice2 (35), Hampton bays on Mar 31, 16 9:35 AM
That is brilliant.
By dnice (2345), Hampton Bays on Mar 31, 16 10:05 AM
If you don't like the traffic then find jobs in Westhampton...good luck with that
By widow gavits (219), sag harbor on Mar 31, 16 9:38 AM
pssssst. hears a little secret, LEAVE EARLIER!
By fish sticks (52), hampton bays on Mar 31, 16 10:46 AM
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Hey Hamptons 34 why don't you head up CR31 or 104 and take Sunrise out east? Idiot.
By HB90 (158), southampton on Mar 31, 16 11:02 PM
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May I suggest that the repaving be put on hold until the various wires on poles are buried undeground now is the time to do this.
By watchdog1 (527), Southampton on Apr 1, 16 8:29 AM
It is my understanding that they considered it but it was expensive and would involve every building changing their electric service at their own expense.
By HB Proud (889), Hampton Bays on Apr 1, 16 8:43 AM
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Who do we contact or complain too about the timing of these new traffic lights. Springville is horrible and set up wrong much more traffic comes from springville than cemetary. Also is it just me or i would bet that after they pave they will forget something and dig up the roads in certain spots and makeshift repair the patch and forget about it LOL
By baymen (26), hamptonbays on Apr 1, 16 5:48 PM
I was told the timing will be corrected with the new pavement. It's just generic now and yes it sucks
By dirtydog50000 (3), HB on Apr 2, 16 9:01 PM
Typical East End resident - complains about potholes and poor road conditions; complains about roads being paved
By BaymenNYC (59), Manhattan on Apr 2, 16 8:46 AM