The New York State Department of Transportation's (DOT) capital plan has a significant impact on job creation and economic growth for Long Island.
The NYSDOT normally enacts a 5-year Capital Plan but due to the economic downturn and uncertainty about federal contributions the funding period was restricted to a 2-year period valued at $7 billion.
The agency is currently developing investment principles and projects in support of a new five-year Capital Plan that includes planning in tandem with the priorities outlined in the Regional Economic Development Councils (REDC).
Identified projects of significance for Long Island at this time include:
- Pavement Resurfacing/Replace Median: NY 135 Between Merrick Rd & NY 24 - $40.9M
- Safety Improvements/Reconstruction: NY 347 from NY 111 to Mt. Pleasant Rd - $32.2M
- Reconstruct Portion of NY 110 - $29.5M
- Bridge Rehabilitation: Robert Moses Causeway - $25.1M
- Pavement Repairs/Resurfacing: NY RT 25 and NY 900P - $21.7M
- Roslyn Viaduct Bridge Replacement - $21.1M
- Intersection Reconstruction: NY 347 & NY 112 Town of Brookhaven - $20.8M
- Bridge Rehabilitation: NY 25 over I-495 and CR 58 in Riverhead - $20.7M
- Bridge Parapet Replacements: Various Locations - $13.3M
- Bridge Replacement: CR 19 Patchogue/Holbrook Rd over I-495 - $11.6M
Total: Approximately $237M
The NYSDOT's website contains a "Projects in Your Neighborhood" feature where you can access information about projects underway in your area.