Rocky Point, NY – Brookhaven Town Highway Superintendent Daniel P. Losquadro and Councilwoman Jane Bonner have announced the completion of extensive stormwater infrastructure improvements at the intersection of Hallock Landing Road and Culross Drive in Rocky Point.The intersection, a low point of a vast watershed, historically experienced chronic flooding conditions during large rainfall events. As such, this project has improved upon the existing infrastructure’s ability to better manage the large volumes of stormwater runoff in this area.The Brookhaven Highway Department installed additional new drainage structures and varying-sized drainage pipes with increased capacity to properly convey stormwater runoff to the nearby existing outfall. Increased opportunities for stormwater infiltration and water quality treatment were also designed into the project through the construction of a new bioretention area upstream of the existing outfall.The total cost for this project, which was funded by the American Rescue Plan (ARPA), was approximately $923,000.This stormwater infrastructure improvement project further builds upon the nearly $1-million Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)-funded stormwater treatment and shoreline protection project completed in 2018 at the terminus of Hallock Landing Road in Rocky Point.“The completion of this second phase of stormwater improvements on Hallock Landing Road will ensure that this entire area – from the terminus of Hallock Landing Road to Ridge Road – is more resilient and less vulnerable to damage from future storms,” said Superintendent Losquadro.Councilwoman Bonner said, “Thanks to Superintendent Losquadro and the Highway Department residents who live on Hallock Landing Road will be pleased by the Town’s stormwater control improvements. This stretch of road that flooded during heavy rain events, will be much safer now and more eco-friendly.”Photo Caption: Superintendent Losquadro and Councilwoman Bonner on Hallock Landing Road in Rocky Point.
Daniel P. Losquadro * Highway Superintendent1140 Old Town Road • Coram • NY 11727 • Phone (631) 451-9200 • Fax (631) 732-2584