FARMINGDALE — Night construction work has ended on U.S. Route 201, according to the contractor on the job reconstructing an approximately 1.5-mile section of the busy road.

Sargent Corp. officials announced recently their crews have ceased night work.

Company officials said if the weather allows, this year’s reconstruction will conclude in early December.

Crews are laying the base course of pavement, installing curbing and preparing to suspend work for the winter months.

About 90 percent of the road reconstruction has been done, according to John Sturgeon, senior project manager for Sargent. The remaining portion will be completed in the spring along with final landscaping and surfacing of the entire project area.

“It’s our goal to have things buttoned up for this year in the first part of December, weather permitting,” Sturgeon said in a prepared statement. “We’ll have all but an approximately 800-foot section of the reconstruction substantially completed, and that’s what we’ll finish up in the spring along with landscaping, sidewalks and final surfacing.”

The $6.9 million reconstruction includes the installation of 17,000 feet of storm drain pipe, five major culverts across the road, and a new 12-inch water main. When the project is done, the road, also known as Maine Avenue, will have two 11-foot-wide travel lanes, with 5-foot paved shoulders and a sidewalk along the west side.

Work on the reconstruction project began April 25. Night work began at the end of July.


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