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PHOTO: Greenway Trail Construction Continues

Trail is expected to be completed in 2013, according to Friends of the Greenway.

This photo of the ongoing construction of Phase 2 of the Setauket to Port Jefferson Greenway Trail was taken by Nick Koridis, a member of the Friends of the Greenway. It shows a view of looking east towards Port Jefferson Station from the sand pits. Charlie McAteer, chairman of Friends of the Greenway, said "the undercourse of blacktop has been installed along with some trees and plantings along the path." The completed trail, expected later this year, will be 3-1/2 miles long connecting Setauket and Port Jefferson Station; Phase 2 will cost $5 million in federal transportation funds and the work is being completed by the New York State Department of Transportation and East Setauket-based Bove Industries.

Editor's Note: This article has been updated to reflect the correct point-of-view of the photograph.

george moraitis January 26, 2013 at 01:25 PM
Some decades ago, it was my understanding, that a cousin of mine had to move his house away from an area behind the pubic parking lot at Rt. 112 & Hallock Ave. The State proposed to build a road from there to Bennett Rd. in South Setauket as a short cut and straighter route to SUNY/SB. Again, to my understanding, that Port Jefferson Village complained that it would leave the Village as a 'Ghost' town as traffic decreased. They were studying the 'Rocky Point - By Pass' at the time. The road was never built. The house was moved for nothing.
Had Enuf! January 26, 2013 at 01:42 PM
The cost estimate on this wasteful project is more like $3M per mile. Another example of why Long Island is taxed to death. Oh yeah, tell me the money was federal and state dollars granted to the project. Who pays those taxes? We all do. How many other boondoggles do we all pay for every day every year? There are so many other places for walkers in this area, did we really ned to spend this money. Oh right, it's that social dream of bringing setauket and port Jefferson closer together in a sense of community. Really?
ShawnNuzzo January 26, 2013 at 07:06 PM
Looking good. Can't wait to use it!
Charlie Friel June 09, 2013 at 08:24 AM
better watch out! the ATV's and Dirt Bikes were here first!!!, we dont like this greenway crap!
Andy Sarabia June 14, 2013 at 02:21 PM
Charlie, Hopefully in a few years you'll understand why walking and biking are better then sitting on petroleum burning, noise polluting, illegally used ATV's and Dirt Bikes. Such as global warming, health, and nature and wildlife preservation. Know many slim, healthy, 40 something ATVer's?


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