(BALDWIN, N.Y.) - Nassau County Legislator Debra Mulé (D - Freeport) is pleased to announce that the Nassau County Department of Public Works (DPW) started work on the Grand Avenue Complete Streets infrastructure project in Baldwin.
Work began at the northeast corner of Grand Avenue at Miller Place and the southeast corner of Grand Avenue at Milburn Avenue on Monday, March 7. The approximately $11.575-million project to improve traffic flow, safety and walkability along 1.4 miles of Grand Avenue is funded by $4.3 million in direct federal aid, $2.3 million in federal Congestion Mitigation Air Quality (CMAQ) grant funding, County Capital plan funding and additional grants to reduce the impact on local taxpayers.
Planned improvements include a road redesign for most of Grand Avenue between Merrick Road and Stanton Avenue, which will facilitate the addition of dedicated turn lanes; new curb bump-outs and crosswalks; new traffic signals and lights with improved synchronization; and decorative streetlighting and benches.
“Embarking upon this multimillion-dollar infrastructure investment in the heart of downtown Baldwin represents a crucial step forward in our mission to deliver the smart, stakeholder-driven revitalization that will uplift our entire community,” Legislator Mulé said. “After so many years of painstaking work, I am thrilled that this project is coming to fruition, and am truly excited to see what the future holds for Baldwin.”
To accommodate construction, commuters are advised that portions of the right lane adjacent to the work site may periodically be closed.
As work progresses, please contact project manager Saji Varughese at 516-571-9651 or Legislator Mulé’s office at 516-571-6205 or firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.