Farmingville, NY – Brookhaven Town Highway Superintendent Daniel P. Losquadro and Councilman Dan Panico have announced the completion of two paving projects in Mastic and Mastic Beach.
In the first project, Mastic Beach Road was paved from Mastic Road to Whittier Drive in Mastic Beach. This $288,777 paving project was funded in part by a $250,021 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG). In addition to the resurfacing of Mastic Beach Road, the Brookhaven Highway Department entered into an intermunicipal agreement with the Mastic Beach Fire District to install concrete curbing at the corner of Mastic Beach Road and Whittier Drive, surrounding the Mastic Beach Fire Department.
The second project, which included the paving of Mastic Boulevard, Hawthorne Street and Cumberland Street, cost $359,165 and was also funded in part by a CDBG grant in the amount of $294,997. In addition to the resurfacing of the roadways, this project involved the installation of drainage between Mastic Boulevard and Clinton Avenue. As part of this drainage project, several trees were removed and a 30’ by 60’ retention area was excavated. In addition, two sections of Cumberland Street that were previously dirt roads were graded, widened and paved.
“Mastic Beach Road is a critical artery in Mastic Beach used by many motorists traveling to and from William Floyd High School, William Paca Middle School and Tangier Smith Elementary School,” said Superintendent Losquadro. “And, the drainage project completed in the vicinity of Mastic Boulevard and Clinton Avenue will help to eliminate flooding concerns in the area. Both of these projects were funded in part through Community Development Block Grants, enabling us to complete these critical infrastructure improvements. In addition, identifying shared services and consolidation opportunities with the Mastic Beach Fire District was a win/win for taxpayers in that district.”
"The Mastic Beach Fire District is continually striving to find ways to be fiscally responsible and to operate as efficiently as possible for the benefit of our community,” said Wally Greene, one of the commissioners of the Mastic Beach Fire District. “Partnering with the Town of Brookhaven Highway Department to install curbing around the firehouse was just one example of a way we can consolidate services and realize savings that would not normally be available to us, for which we would otherwise pay a premium."
Councilman Panico said, “Highway Superintendent Losquadro’s work is appreciated by all in the area and I’m happy to work with him for our mutual constituents.”
Daniel P. Losquadro * Highway Superintendent
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