The Suffolk County Water Authority recently began a project to replace water mains along a section of Pulaski Road stretching from East Northport to Kings Park as part of a larger road rehabilitation project scheduled to begin later this year.
The water main replacement is $1 million of an estimated $7.2 million County infrastructure improvement project extending along Pulaski Road from Larkfield Road in East Northport to 25A in Kings Park and funded partially with Federal money. Rehabilitation of a section of Pulaski Road in Huntington Station began last year.
The new water main will be less susceptible to breaks, said the non-profit Suffolk County Water Authority, and will also improve fire protection in the area as the new pipe is 12 inches in diameter--twice the size of the pipe that was replaced. Crews are currently working on a section of road from Deposit Road to Gull Hill Drive in East Northport.
Though construction on the larger road improvement project has not begun yet, the commission held a planning meeting last week and construction is expected to be completed in 2014. New curbs and sidewalks will be installed for pedestrians which will also address drainage issues and upgrade asphalt and pedestrian crossings. Most homes along the route will also get new aprons and curbing.