The long-awaited repaving of State Route 114, stretching between East Hampton and Sag Harbor and to the South Ferry in North Haven, will begin in the fall of 2021, according to a press release issued by Assemblyman Fred W. Thiele Jr. early this week.
According to Mr. Thiele, the project has entered the design phase and will include repaving between Stephen Hands Path in East Hampton to the South Ferry terminal in North Haven, including the large stretch of roadway in Sag Harbor Village.
The project will restore the pavement riding surface by removing the existing asphalt overlay, repairing any damage to the underlying base and resurfacing with new asphalt. This project will also install and upgrade sidewalk curb ramps to meet Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requirements, said Mr. Thiele
Mr. Thiele said he has already notified community members of the upcoming project and has received suggestions for the design of the projects. Those community comments have been forwarded to the State DOT for evaluation. Business and community groups still have the ability to submit suggestions to the state during the pending design phase.
“I have advocated for this project with my fellow elected officials for several years,” said Mr. Thiele. “This resurfacing is long overdue. I am pleased that I was able to secure the needed funding during the 2020 State Budget process to proceed. This is also an opportunity to make this route safer for the traveling public, bicyclists, and pedestrians. Hopefully, key safety features can also be included within the budget. Any suggestions for this project may be forwarded to my office or directly to the State DOT.”