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Nov 10, 2009 10:01 AMPublication: The Southampton Press

Southampton Village changes traffic patterns on North Sea Road

Nov 10, 2009 10:01 AM

Motorists should expect traffic delays on North Sea Road today as the Southampton Village Department of Public Works stripes a portion of the road to alleviate a bottleneck in front of the new post office and Schmidt’s Market.

The work was scheduled to begin in the morning but the start was delayed until later in the day because of elevated humidity.

Village Trustee Richard Yastrzemski explained that crews will be painting a left-hand turn lane down the center of North Sea Road beginning at Bowden Square and extending to Prospect Street, and he said it will take at least half a day.

Mr. Yastrzemski had announced the re-striping project at a village meeting in early October.

“We need warm and clear weather, which will be occurring tomorrow,” he said on Monday.

The lanes running north and south on North Sea Road will also be pushed out toward the edge of the thoroughfare, Mr. Yastrzemski said.

He added that crews will either divert traffic to North Main Street, or allow it to pass through as they paint either side of North Sea Road.

“It’s the path of least resistance,” Mr. Yastrzemski said, adding that a contractor for the village will complete the work.

The post office opened in July and the landscaping and layout of parking, which were designed by architects working for the federal government, has irked the public. Traffic has been an issue as well.

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hind sight is 20/20
By zeke (40), southampton on Nov 9, 09 6:14 PM
how much $$ did we spend to 'study' it, improperly plan for it, then fix it?
By littleplains (305), olde england on Nov 9, 09 9:22 PM
The "study" and improper plan was paid by federal funds. The Village is burdened with the cost of the correction.
By hbboater (2), Hampton bays on Nov 12, 09 7:34 AM
I wish someone had thought of incorporating either a cross walk or cross light between Prospect Street and Bowden Square into this turning lane project. In the summer it's near impossible to cross that street, and I can't even imagine how it's going to be with a turning lane. Poor planning again, sigh.
By Court (10), Sag Harbor on Nov 10, 09 4:43 PM
Thank heavens! After our federally run post office came in and basically told the Village we do what we want and you can just deal with it, I am so happy that the Village board is trying to clean up thier mess. Trustee Yas, two thumbs up and thank you so much for the traffic plan that will try to right the wrong .
By outeast11968 (1), southampton on Nov 10, 09 8:11 PM
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