A stretch of Montauk Highway in East Hampton will get a much needed repair job soon.
New York State Assemblyman Fred W. Thiele, Jr., of Sag Harbor, announced the pavement resurfacing project on Friday.
The state highway, Route 27, will be milled, and repaired where necessary, and new pavement laid, from Stephan Hands Path east to the intersection of Route 114. The assemblyman said new pavement markings will also be installed.
The New York State Department of Transportation reports the project will start by early fall 2012 — after Labor Day.
Most of the stretch of highway is in the Village of East Hampton and Mayor Paul F. Rickenbach Jr. said the village had discussed the need for the project with the State DOT for about one year.
"The state's in a fiscal bind. They are trying to accommodate a lot of municipalities," Rickenbach said. He thanked Thiele for making the project come to fruition. "We're all very happy to hear it's going to occur. The public's going to be the beneficiary."
There is no word yet on if traffic will be rerouted or alternated during the repairs.
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