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Superintendent Losquadro Accepts Award for Canal Road Safety Improvement Project

Traffic Engineer Jon Sullivan(l) and Brookhaven Superintendent of Highways Daniel P. Losquadro

Traffic Engineer Jon Sullivan(l) and Brookhaven Superintendent of Highways Daniel P. Losquadro

Brookhaven Town Highway Superintendent Daniel P. Losquadro recently accepted an award from the American Council of Engineering Companies in recognition of outstanding engineering, coordination and implementation on the Canal Road Local Safer Streets Traffic Calming (LSSTC) and Canal Road Highway Safety Improvement Project (HSIP) completed in 2014.
The project, which stretched along Canal Road from North Ocean Avenue (County Road 83) in Mt. Sinai to just west of Davis Avenue in Port Jefferson Station, improved motorist, bicyclist and pedestrian safety, as well as traffic flow and intersection capacity in the area. Traffic signals were added at two intersections – Central Avenue and Pine Street—along Canal Road, where an ADA-compliant sidewalk was also installed, providing a safe, continuous route for pedestrians. In addition, bike lanes were established in each direction, and left turn lanes were created at key intersections.
The project was unique in that it received three separate federal and state grant funding sources for design, construction and inspection, significantly decreasing the Town’s financial contribution. The total combined project cost was $1.39 million; total town expenditure was just over $50,000. In addition, the Highway Department spent approximately $460,000 to resurface the roadway from the shopping center entrance 500 feet west of Davis Avenue in Port Jefferson Station to Griffin Drive, just west of North Ocean Avenue (CR 83) in Mt. Sinai.
“I am proud to accept this award on behalf of my staff and crew members in our Traffic Safety division who worked diligently to see this project through,” said Superintendent Losquadro. “This project is an excellent example of the utilization of available federal funds to assist in the completion of a project that enhanced the quality of life for bicyclists, pedestrians and motorists along Canal Road.”

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