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Changes Planned for Smithtown Boulevard in Nesconset

smithtown1Suffolk County Legislature Minority Leader John M. Kennedy Jr. (R-Nesconset 12th District) and the Department of Public Works plan a series of changes to Smithtown Boulevard (CR 16) in Nesconset.

A public meeting regarding the proposed changes took place at the Nesconset Branch of the Smithtown Library on February 16, 2012 from 6pm to 9pm.

The proposed plans addressed safety and traffic issues that have been a concern to the businesses and residents of Nesconset. “ We are pleased to bring these proposed changes to the community for their input & look forward to improving travel conditions” said Kennedy.

The meeting on Thursday informed the public of the proposed plans for the area, and presented the results of a traffic study done for the roadway. The meeting also served as a vehicle to give the residents the opportunity to voice their concerns about the proposed plans and also give some suggestions to the Suffolk County Engineers to take back to the drawing board.

There have been many motor vehicle accidents over the years on Smithtown Boulevard due to the heavy traffic according to studies conducted in the area. There are now three proposed designs in the works for the roadway that will be presented at the meeting. The residents of Nesconset were given a public forum to voice their opinions and concerns regarding the suggested plans.

For more information or concerns regarding the meeting, call Legislator Kennedy’s office at 631-854-3735.

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