Massapequa will receive $1 million in state funds for road repair and drainage improvements in an area south of Merrick Road, officials said.
State Sen. Charles Fuschillo, R-Merrick, and Oyster Bay Town supervisor John Venditto announced the funds would be used to alleviate roadway flooding caused by storm water runoff and the affect of tides.
“These improvements will help prevent flooding and improve the quality of life for residents in South Massapequa," Fuschillo said.
The Town will use the state funds to fix the following roads:
- Leewater Avenue between South Bay Drive and Curlew Place.
- Ripplewater Avenue between South Bay Drive and Curlew Place.
- Nearwater Avenue between South Bay Drive and Curlew Place.
- Curlew Place between Leewater Avenue and Ripplewater Avenue.
“The Town is pleased that upon the completion of this project, this area will have roadways that are less susceptible to flooding, will have a more efficient storm water drainage system, and a road that is up-to-date in form and function," Venditto said.