(SYOSSET, N.Y.) - Nassau County Legislator Arnold W. Drucker (D - Plainview) joined with Town of Oyster Bay Supervisor Joseph Saladino on Thursday, Oct. 6 to mark the beginning of work on the Jackson Avenue streetscape project - a crucial investment in Syosset’s commercial district near the LIRR station. Legislator Drucker secured $320,000 in Nassau County Community Revitalization Grant (CRP) funding as part of the $1.59 million in federal, state, county and town funding that is being applied toward the completion of this project.
Groundbreaking occurred on Monday, Oct. 3, and town officials stated that work is expected to take 120 calendar days (weather permitting). Forthcoming improvements include the installation of a decorative clock, post-top streetlights, benches and trash cans, ADA-accessible access ramps, curb and sidewalk bump-outs, new crosswalks, new push-button pedestrian signals with countdown timers, and a new sidewalk along the east side of Cold Spring Road.
“As a lifelong resident of this community, I take great pride in our vibrant downtowns and appreciate the importance of bringing projects like this streetscape to fruition,” Legislator Drucker said. “I am thrilled that shovels are in the ground for infrastructure upgrades that will make downtown Syosset more walkable, accessible and prosperous for many years to come.”
CAPTION - Legislator Drucker and Supervisor Saladino at the site of the Jackson Ave. Streetscape in Syosset on Thursday, Oct. 6.
PHOTO CREDIT - Office of Nassau County Legislator Arnold W. Drucker