New York Construction Report staff writer
A $27 million construction project will soon begin on the Long Island Expressway to provide a direct link from the to several shopping areas in Commack, industrial areas in Brentwood, Deer Park, and Hauppauge, the Michael J. Grant campus of Suffolk County Community College and Brentwood State Park.
Crooked Hill Road’s two off ramps will be added for direct access to Crooked Hill Road (Suffolk County Route 13) from eastbound and westbound L.I.E.
A second lane will be added throughout the ramp from the eastbound L.I.E. towards southbound Sagtikos State Parkway, and a third travel lane will be extended for traffic merging onto southbound Sagtikos State Parkway to the G Road bridge with additional improvements at Exit S2.
“My administration is committed to modernizing our transportation network for more seamless travel across New York State, and reliable connectivity for communities is a key component in our comprehensive approach,” Governor Kathy Hochul said.
“This much-needed improvement along the Long Island Expressway will benefit motorists and help boost Long Island’s regional economy as we continue to build a stronger Long Island for the future.”
Construction will happen mostly in the southwest quadrant of the Exit 53 interchange and is expected to be completed in 2023.
“This project will help make Suffolk roads more accessible for our motorists, whether they are going shopping, heading to work, visiting our beautiful state parks, or attending our Community College,” said Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone.