Grant Awarded to Study Route 110

Town of Babylon awarded federal dollars to improve corridor congestion.

The Federal Transit Administration has awarded the Town of Babylon $360,000 to study possible improvements to Route 110.

More than 120,000 vehicles pass through the Route 110 corridor daily, according to the Department of Transportation. In the town’s proposal to the federal government, the corridor mas named the “largest and most important employment corridor on Long Island,” which includes millions of square feet in retail, office and industrial space, and

The grant money will fund a study to examine a 10-mile stretch of New York State Route 110 between the Long Island Rail Road Station in Amityville through Farmingdale and up to Walt Whitman Mall in Huntington.

The grant is part of $928.5 million in federal funds granted around the country to improve public transportation projects.

Mel November 21, 2011 at 08:50 PM
The people that say it's bad only during rush hour are in denial.It is also a nightmare during the two hours that the people go out for lunch. The worst part of 110 is between rt. 109 and the Walt Whitman Mall.The major problem is the timing of the traffic lights.We need overpasses crossing from the side streets.
James M. November 21, 2011 at 09:04 PM
Or we can do the NJ thing and have fewer crossings and therefore fewer lights.
Helen November 21, 2011 at 11:36 PM
one little comment - whoever thought of placing the sign that informs drivers turning onto 110 from Main Street, that you can turn right on red when sign is NOT illuminated did a wonderful placement of it - NOT....it's way too far back for the first car in line to take notice of - and with all the red light cameras these days - everyone is afraid to go thru.....study that....wait, pay me, I did study that - and it's a fail.
Maggie November 22, 2011 at 05:38 PM
I totally agree with you, Helen! Why, it's almost laughable that they feel adding "when illuminated" to the bottom of a "no turn on red" sign, will help with the congestion at that corner. First of all, the "no right on red" sign should be hanging from the light, not be place half a block before the intersection. Secondly a simple green arrow at the light would let people know when it's ok to make their right-hand turn! Good grief...this isn't rocket science! I'd love to meet the one that came up with that idea, ("when illuminated"), as well as everyone else who said, "hey, that's a good idea".... :)
Helen November 23, 2011 at 01:08 AM
LOL - I'm sure that passed at a Friday afternoon meeting..... They can waste money on that but won't put additional stop signs or traffic lights throughout F'dale....


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