March 25th, 2019 – Islip Supervisor Angie Carpenter and Town Councilman John Cochrane Jr., checked on the public works crews at the “Bayway Corridor Project” in Bay Shore Friday. The project began in early March and already this week, crews could be seen pouring curbs and pulling wire for lighting.
The project encompasses the corridor of Fourth Avenue/Maple Avenue between the Bay Shore Railroad Station and the Maple Avenue Dock facility in Bay Shore, and will include infrastructure upgrades such as resurfacing, concrete curbs and sidewalks, ADA compliant ramps featuring detectable warning pads, decorative lighting, traffic calming measures and bicycle facilities. The project is a NYS Transportation Enhancement Program (TEP) award, issued to the Town through a competitive process.
“This is a wonderful opportunity to improve our infrastructure along this corridor--the gateway to Fire Island. The end result will enhance safety for pedestrians, motorists and bicyclists, as well upgrade the area for improved function and aesthetics--particularly the southernmost end which experiences the highest activity during the summer season,” said Councilman Cochrane.
“Our waterfronts are one of our most treasured assets. By improving the Town’s infrastructure we further enhance these assets for people of all abilities and for generations to come,” said Supervisor Angie Carpenter.