Newsday – Delia hosts West Shore Road project meeting

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Oyster Bay pols eye West Shore Road repairs

Originally published: April 15, 2012 5:52 PM
Updated: April 15, 2012 9:29 PM
By EMILY NGO  emily.ngo@newsday.com

Local officials Sunday toured parts of West Shore Road in Mill Neck, glimpsing crumbled concrete and rusted railings to be repaired as part of $30 million in improvements announced by Nassau County.

Restoration of the road, which winds along Oyster Bay Harbor from Oyster Bay hamlet through Mill Neck into Bayville, is long overdue, officials agreed.

“After seeing firsthand the damage at the site, we have no choice but to take action now,” Legis. Delia DeRiggi-Whitton (D-Glen Cove) said.

DeRiggi-Whitton, mayors and deputy mayors from Bayville, Lattingtown and Mill Neck Sunday examined a seawall battered by decades of storms and neglect, and gabions holding rocks in place as a stopgap measure.

Cars Sunday zipped down West Shore Road just inches from where pavement was crumbling onto the beach. The road has been subject to flooding, and stormwater runoff has been an environmental concern, officials said.

Plans to repair the road date to the 1970s, and a scaled-back version will be realized with a three-phase project that county officials said will soon go to bid. Construction could begin within the year…..

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