The New York State Department of Transportation released Route 347 Phase II as a Design-Bid project; the second within the Route 347 corridor in Smithtown, Long Island. Using this project delivery method, both the design and construction are contracted as one unit considered the Design-Build Team. This now unifies the key components and entities of the project and allows the Owner to manage one contract with a single point of responsibility.
Reconstruction of Road – The reconstruction of Route 347 includes widening the road and repaving it once all of the drainage system has been installed. The widening will occur on the eastbound and westbound sides of Route 347 along with Terry Road. This is due to an anticipated growth in traffic density in the Smithtown/Hauppauge area.
Installation of Sound Walls – Sound walls are installed on both the north and south sides of Route 347 to mitigate noise from the road for residents in the community.
New Drainage System – A new drainage system is installed on the eastbound side, westbound side and Terry Road. The drainage system runs into the Nissequogue River towards the middle of the project. A 3’ x 5’ culvert is also included in this system on the westbound side of Route 347, on the western side of the river for additional water storage.
Shared Use Path for Pedestrian Traffic – A shared use walking/bike path is being added to the eastbound side of Route 347. The westbound side of the road includes a new sidewalk.
Green Stop – A greens stop is being added to the eastbound side of Route 347, right off of the shared use path. It is intended to be a resting stop for pedestrians and bicyclists traveling on the Shared Use Path. This area will include benches, a shaded canopy, solar panel lights, bike racks, and informative signs.