Legislator Bosworth Announces Middle Neck Road Project Public Information Meeting on June 9th
Nassau County Legislator Judi Bosworth (D-Great Neck), County Executive Ed Mangano and the Nassau County Department of Public Works will be hosting a Public Information meeting regarding the upcoming Drainage Improvement Project on Middle Neck Road. The meeting will be held on Wednesday, June 9, 2010 at 7:30 p.m. at the Great Neck House, 14 Arrandale Avenue in Great Neck.
The drainage project is intended to alleviate the flooding that Middle Neck Road has experienced during unusually heavy rainstorms. The most severe flooding occurs in the vicinity of the Middle Neck Road intersection with Piccadilly Road and Old Mill Road. The County intends to upgrade the capacity of the Middle Neck Road drainage systems to accommodate a 2.7” rainfall within a two-hour period.
The 16-week project is planned for the spring and summer of 2011 and will mainly involve the construction of underground drainage structures and pipes. This will unavoidably impact traffic using Middle Neck Road between Beverly Road and Preston Road.
The purpose of the meeting scheduled for June 9th is to provide information to the public regarding the proposed project and to obtain comments from individuals, groups, officials and local agencies prior to preparing detailed design and construction documents.
Legislator Bosworth stated, “This project was brought to my attention when I was first elected to represent the 10th Legislative District two and a half years ago. At the time, the project was not a County priority. Due to the persistence of Village of Great Neck Mayor Ralph Kreitzman and the Board of 444 Middle Neck Road, under the leadership of Victor Feld and Morton Weiss, it became abundantly clear that it was important for this project to begin as soon as possible. I would like to thank County Executive Mangano and the Department of Public Works for their help and support of this project.”