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Major Paving Project Gets Completed In Rocky Point

Some of the highest trafficked roads in Rocky Point get a makeover before the first snow fall.

Courtesy of the Town of Brookhaven
Courtesy of the Town of Brookhaven

Just in time for the holiday season, the Brookhaven Highway Department completed a major paving project consisting of Broadway, Frances Path, Hallock Landing Road, Hallock Lane, Jonathans Path, Locust Drive, Noahs Path and University Drive.

Daniel P. Losquadro, Brookhaven Town Superintendent of Highways said this project was not only important for the residents, but it was a must-do project for anyone who travels on those roads. 

“This project will have an extraordinary impact on the Rocky Point Community,” said Losquardo in a statement. “It addresses roads that are the main arteries within the community as well as less traveled streets.”

“For years, roads in this community have been neglected...I am very happy that within a year of taking office Superintendent Losquadro has listened to the concerns of residents and paved these roads. As a Rocky Point resident and councilwoman, I want to thank the Highway Department for completing this work before the cold weather sets in," said Councilwoman Jane Bonner.

The completion of this project marks a huge milestone for Rocky Point residents who drive these streets on a daily basis. Bonner said she expects to continue collaborating with the town on future projects for the community. 

Irene Dixon December 03, 2013 at 11:29 AM
Tell me it's not so, how could you be talking about how proud you are for the work done when all you did is put a bandaid on an area that has been negelected as you so state. What happens to the rest of Rocky Point? You now pack up and go away and pat yourself on the back and yet there are so many more areas that need immediate repair. Why would you not continue down Hallock Landing rd into the area it is most damaging to the residents who live there? There you put in add'l drains for the water run off, ok thanks, so why would you not repave over the areas that are damaged from the run off? The sharp curve in the road that you can just get by if a vehicle is coming in the other direction has been so torn up and patched up that you get thrown into the other lane from the damage. Do you have any idea how hard it is to drive that road everyday with school busses, landscape trucks, heavy equipment trucks, garbage trucks, pick up trucks coming in the other direction? Then you add on all the cracks, crevises, bumps and craters and you are taking your life in your own hands just hoping to get by without some kind of damage happening. We move over to let other vehicles pass and our cars get damaged from the brush that's up against the road or we fall over the edge that's been created by run off. It's unacceptable that you would consider the job done. This is a main thoroughfare for the residents of RP. As we appreciate the job that's been done please fix the remainder so that we may feel safe driving our own roads. What about that charming BUMP we now have to live with just as you turn onto Hallock from 25A??? Someone please raise the manhole cover up to the roadway so that we don't keep falling into this deep BUMP.
Beachgirl33 December 04, 2013 at 09:06 AM
I agree with Irene. Hallock Landing is a mess and I can't believe you consider your work done without addressing it. Is is one of the most heavily traveled road and dangerous also. Especially around the day care center. Whose wisdom was it to allow a busy day care center to built there? With a one-car "turning lane." When you turn onto Hallock from 25A you never know if you are going to come to a screeching halt from someone coming out of Brooklyn Bagels or the daycare center. Not to mention the gas station. There are cracks and bumps from the fire station down to the beach, narrow turns, blind driveways, and pedestrians walking with children or pets, but in many areas, no shoulder. I shudder when I see pedestrians on that road and pray they don't get hurt.
Edbo December 04, 2013 at 09:26 AM
Losquardo said during his recent campaign that he would find the money to get Randall Road repaved from Whiskey north to St Marks Church. I never trust politicians....they are just out to get your vote. Lets see what happens....the road is a mess.
vincent fiscella December 04, 2013 at 09:37 AM
does that mean you can still see MOON SIZED CRATERS ON SOUNDVIEW DRIVE,....WHAT A SHAME !!!!!!!!!
Marie December 04, 2013 at 09:59 AM
After the first Freeze, you will most likely see moon sized craters on Hallock Road...
capsher1 December 04, 2013 at 10:34 AM
Carol: I COULDNT AGREE MORE WITH THESE COMMENTS...WHAT ABOUT POINT BREEZE AND SOUNDVIEW...WHAT ABOUT THESE STREETS? NO ONE WILL ASNWER THIS QUESTION.
Irene Dixon December 04, 2013 at 04:22 PM
What's really shameful is Jane Bonner lives around Soundview and even she can't get that road fixed. We'll just have to change our zip code to 11764. Why can't we ever get a politician to talk on Patch? I just drove Broadway today, what was done there? NOTHING, we can't even get the lines painted or the stop signs clear enough to see them before you get there. Someone please stand up for Rocky Point.
RockyPointDiver December 06, 2013 at 09:03 PM
So typical... Project A gets accomplished, and instead of being glad for the improvement, people pop up to bitch that Projects B, C, & D haven't been done.  As for the roads with new storm drains, that all needs to settle before it can be paved. And correct me if I'm wrong, but aren't Point Breeze and Soundview privately owned by the NSBPOA (North Shore Beach Property Owners Association)??  But hey, if you want to use public tax dollars for paving private property, my driveway could use a recoating.
Irene Dixon December 06, 2013 at 10:11 PM
RPDiver-No one said they weren't happy with the improvements. We are thrilled that's it's finally been done, but no one has ever said there was a B,C, or D. Where are you getting info we have begged to get up till now. We've asked numerous times is there some master plan coming that includes the ones left behind and no one has come forward. We are over the moon that Hallock was finally done, but your comment about the drains settling is way out there. How is it there were dozens of drains put in on Locust and yet all of Locust was repaved? If there is a clearer reason why the rest of Hallock was not done we'd love to hear it. If this is a test period to see how these new drains improve the overall flooding problem, we'd be all for it also. Keep in mind we're responding to the big Pat on the Back the Dept is looking for and the fact that they gave the appearance of being done with the job they planned. We would love to hear from anyone including Jane Bonner as to what the plan is for the remainder of the problems that have not been addresses. Baring Soundview, what about all the damaged roadways and patched potholes that have not been touched? I'd like to see something done with the nice BUMP we now have at the manhole cover just as you turn onto Hallock Landing, tell me someone can fix that nice JOLT that occurs. Soundview, geeze could you at least fill it in with some crushed cement so the residents who do not belong to NSBPOA and need to use the road can do so safely.
D.O'N December 08, 2013 at 01:39 AM
Soundview and Point Breeze are private roads.
Irene Dixon December 08, 2013 at 10:01 AM
Well, unless you put a dome over those roads to prevent the rest of the community from using them they are unsafe for all residents. All roads lead up to them so if you need to circle the block you're saying we can't use them?? Use your head.
capsher1 December 08, 2013 at 12:19 PM
Yes they are private roads by no choice of the residents who live there. someone is supposed to take care of them...so who???? Those who are supposed to have been negligent. as far as the comment about taxes, our taxes, I am paying into those public dollars the same as everyone else and not enjoying the benefits. Why no answers to a solution?
RockyPointDiver December 08, 2013 at 01:28 PM
Private roads means it would actually be illegal for the town to spend dollar one of town tax money on paving them. They're the responsibility of the members of the NSPBOA, same as if they were their own driveways. I'm not sure, but perhaps they could pay the town to have them repaved??
Irene Dixon December 08, 2013 at 01:41 PM
Enough about soundview, from what I've been told they are supposedly in a fight with the town because there are sections of the road that are not private. So the town and the BOA are at a standoff. So good luck, I just want their section passable. Our complaint right now is to get the damaged areas of RPT. repaired before the Dept. disappears for another 20 years. We want to hear that the main thru traffic area of Hallock Landing will get repaired or repaved.
Elise K February 27, 2014 at 09:49 AM
Ive done extensive searching to find out an answer to this subject. 1. ALL of Soundview Drive, Point Breeze Drive and Surf Road are Private roads that are not for public use, if you are not a member, police officer, fire department, USPS, fedex, UPS or other carrier you are indeed Trespassing on PRIVATE PROPERTY. If you live along the road there is a right of egress. So if your cheapo neighbor is not paying their dues (92 cents a day for a household) and you are , they are freeloading off of you and the rest of your neighbors who do pay their dues. So every time soundview drive ect gets plowed you can tell your freeloading neighbor who is enjoying the use of the road with out paying their fair share "YOU'RE WELCOME!" 2. How can you expect The roads to be in excellent condition when 90% of the people that live along it don't pay their dues? The problem is, The beach association wasn't designed as a homeowners Association and if it was and if you didn't pay your maintenance or your dues you can guarantee that there would be a lien on your house when you go to sell it. Unfortunately the beach association was designed based on good faith rather then litigious contracts. Whatever happened to neighbors helping each other and getting together for the common good?

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