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Breadcrumb Start you are here >Home/The Reconstruction of West Shore Road

Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano announced that by Emergency Order, Nassau County will repair the seawall and roadway on West Shore Road. West Shore Road was rendered impassable by Hurricane Sandy when portions of the seawall collapsed under the storm surge. County Executive Mangano filed an Emergency Order with the County Legislature that finalizes construction plans, orders materials, and allows road crews to begin construction once materials arrive.

Accessing West Shore Road

Only authorized personnel and residents will be allowed on West Shore Rd. during construction.

Public Safety

Nassau County has begun meeting with local police and fire departments to ensure emergency response coordination in light of the damaged road. Representatives from the Nassau County Department of Public Works are ensuring that all impacted parties are prepared for any eventuality.

There will be signs saying “No Trespassing, Authorized Personnel Only” posted by the contractor. Aside from barricades, patrolling West Shore Road will be under the jurisdiction of the Nassau County Police Department and Old Brookville Police Department.

Authorized personnel are local residents, local deliveries and EMS/Fire.

Restoration Project Overview

Phase One
Phase One, which will begin immediately, will cover a 2,000 linear ft. stretch from Cleft Road towards the Bayville Bridge in Bayville. However, due to the destruction caused to the road, other areas that would have been addressed in the latter phases will be added to the work schedule. In addition, County Executive Mangano ordered that the original time frame for completion, once 18 months, be sped up to nine months. A detour plan has been established in the area.

Detour Plan

Detour Southbound (Bayville to Oyster Bay)

  • West on Bayville Avenue, stay on Bayville Avenue where it turns into Bayville Road at Stehli Beach
  • Make a left at t-intersection onto Oyster Bay Road
  • Veer left onto Glen Cove - Oyster Bay Road
  • Continue straight at t-intersection on to Mill Hill Road
  • Make a right on to Main Street in Oyster Bay

Detour Northbound

  • East on Bayville Avenue
  • Make a right at t-intersection onto Oyster Bay Road
  • Veer right onto Glen Cove - Oyster Bay Road
  • Continue straight at t-intersection on to Mill Hill Road
  • Make a left on to Main Street in Oyster Bay
  • The southern third West Shore Road — from the railroad trestle to Cleft Road has reopened fully for traffic.

Funding

Federal funds were originally only available during the latter phases, but Nassau County will be seeking some federal relief due to the damage caused by Sandy. Additionally, the County has already set aside some of its own funds in its Capital Plan for the project.

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Questions? Comments? Concerns?

Contact us at (516) 571-9600 or email the County Executive at webmangano@nassaucountyny.gov. You can also connect to Nassau County via the Nassau Now app.