Gov. Kathy Hochul announced today the project to improve a 1.7 mile-stretch of Suffolk County’s Route 112 is finished.
The $32.7 million rehabilitation effort creates a much safer commute for motorists on the major Long Island roadway that connects the North Shore’s Port Jefferson and Patchogue on the South Shore.
Upgrades were made between Granny Road and the Long Island Expressway interchange in the Town of Brookhaven (covering parts of Medford and Coram). The improvements include wider travel lanes, new turning lanes at key intersections, new stormwater drains for runoff, pull-over areas for buses, bike lanes in both directions, new sidewalks, curb ramps reflective pavement markings, crossing signals and a landscaped median.
These improvements will benefit the area’s growing population and such commercial destinations as the Country Fair Entertainment and Event Park in Medford.
“As we continue to recover from the impacts of COVID-19 and our economy strengthens, it’s imperative that we keep investing in a transportation network prepared to meet the demands of the 21st century,” Hochul said. “Projects like this demonstrate our commitment to giving communities in Suffolk and across the state the roads that can move people and goods efficiently and safely for years to come.”
The Route 112 project follows a $16.7 million repair that finished in 2017, which refurbished a portion of the road from Granny Road north to Route 25 (Middle Country Road).
Over three-miles of highly used busy road is now modernized.
“Route 112 from Granny Road to the Long Island Expressway is one of the busiest stretches of roadway in the Town of Brookhaven,” Brookhaven Town Supervisor Ed Romaine said. “By completing this project, the state has transformed a congested stretch of roadway into one that is safer for vehicle traffic, bicycle riders and pedestrians to navigate.
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Top: Route 112 and one of its latest improvements, a bike lane.