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A Message from the Supervisor

“Welcome to Islip, the 3rd largest town in New York State, but with an endearing small town feel. We are so proud of our town…our beaches, golf courses, marinas, parks, housing opportunities for all, businesses, industrial parks, healthcare and educational institutions including our own Islip MacArthur Airport that provides many job opportunities. I sincerely hope you find this website helpful.” - Angie

June 2nd, 2020 Islip Supervisor Angie Carpenter along with members of the Town Board, today announced that after years of advocating for roadwork improvements along route 27A in Bay Shore and Islip, New York State road crews began milling and resurfacing the area overnight.

The Supervisor praised Senator Phil Boyle, Senator Monica Martinez, and Assemblyman Andrew Garbarino for their partnership in supporting this much-needed project. “This is an example of bi-partisan leadership on all levels of government working together,” said Supervisor Carpenter. “This portion of roadway along 27A between Saxon Ave. and 5th Avenue has a direct economic impact on the two hamlets it joins, as it services Southside Hospital and related medical offices, professional buildings, a vibrant downtown with shopping and restaurants and residential neighborhoods. The completion of this project will also ensure motorist and pedestrian safety,” added the Supervisor. “Then our work begins anew, as we will continue our advocacy as this project moves eastward because the roadway in hamlets like East Islip, Oakdale and Sayville are certainly in need of repair,” she said.

Motorists can expect overnight lane closures next week on State Route 27A in the Town of Islip. Beginning on Monday, June 1, milling and resurfacing of the road’s asphalt will be taking place between 5th Avenue and Saxon Avenue. From 10 p.m. until 6 a.m., westbound traffic will be detoured towards Union Boulevard while eastbound traffic will remain open with a traffic shift in place.

These closures are expected to be completed in one week. As with most road projects, work may be cancelled, postponed, or prolonged due to inclement weather.

Electronic variable message signs in the area will relay additional information.

NYSDOT recently unveiled a new public service announcement and social media campaign focused on the importance of driving responsibly in work zones. The video highlights the importance of paying attention in work zones and obeying New York State’s “Move Over” laws.

“I’m urging residents to please be mindful of the safety of road crews when driving through or near work zones,” added the Supervisor. “These hard-working men and women want to return to their families at the end of each day,” she added.

For up-to-date travel information, call 511, visit www.511NY.org, or download the free 511NY app, available from the Apple App Store or Google Play.

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