Governor Cuomo Announces Completion of More than $42 Million in Bridge Construction Projects in Suffolk County
Wider Bridge for Walt Whitman Road Constructed Along Busy Commercial Hub
Repairs Strengthening Four Highway Bridges Completed Ahead of Schedule
New York (STL.News) Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced the completion of more than $42 million in bridge replacement and rehabilitation work across Suffolk County. The work included a new, wider overpass carrying Walt Whitman Road over the Long Island Expressway in Melville and the early completion of repairs to four highway bridges that will ease travel and enhance safety along key routes for the flow of people and commerce on Long island.
“New York State continues to build back better with projects of all sizes that enhance safety and facilitate commerce across Long Island,” Governor Cuomo said. “By investing in our infrastructure, we are creating a more sustainable transportation system that eases travel while also expanding economic opportunities for New Yorkers.”
The new Walt Whitman Road Bridge replaced a structure that was built in 1962 and was no longer suitable for the approximately 164,000 vehicles that traveled the structure daily. The area is home to a thriving commercial sector and several national and international companies.