The Town of Hempstead will sink $1.45 million into road improvements in the Bellmores and Merricks in the coming months.
As part of Hempstead Town’s Capital Improvement Program, Supervisor Kate Murray, Councilwoman Angie Cullin and Councilman Gary Hudes announced that road improvement projects are underway in the Bellmores and the Merricks, with the goal to enhance safety and the quality of life in these communities.
“One way we invest in our communities is by improving our roadways,” Supervisor Murray said. “Upgrading our streets saves money in the long term, while making roadways safer and more aesthetically pleasing for neighbors.”
Four Hempstead Town Road Improvement Projects are presently underway
In Bellmore, improvements are being made at Marion Street, between Bedford Place and Bellmore Avenue; at Alder Road, west of Bellmore Avenue; and at Saint Marks Avenue – between Alder Road and Anthony Avenue.
In Merrick, improvements are at Little Whaleneck Road, between North Jerusalem Road and Jerusalem Avenue; and Anding Avenue, between Little Whaleneck Road and Camp Avenue.
The road improvement projects include new asphalt pavement and the construction of new pedestrian access ramps at all intersections, as well as the installation of new curbs and driveway aprons.
Work will be performed by contractors that secured the projects through a competitive bidding process. Though the town strives to maintain access at all times on these roads, some disruption of traffic and temporary disuse of driveways cannot be avoided. Areas disturbed by construction will be fully restored upon completion.
“We thank neighbors for their patience and understanding as work commences on their streets,” Cullin said. “Once completed, these road improvement projects will certainly be welcomed additions to the Bellmore and Merrick communities,” Hudes added.
The town works out road improvement schedules at the beginning of each new year within councilmanic districts, and can be based on necessity and the cost of each project.