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Aug 2, 2019 1:21 PMPublication: The Southampton Press

Hook Mill Road In East Hampton Village To Close Starting Monday For Trestle Work

Work on the train trestles in East Hampton Village is well under way.     KYRIL BROMLEY
Aug 2, 2019 1:25 PM

Hook Mill Road in East Hampton Village will be closed, beginning Monday, August 5, while the Long Island Rail Road installs new foundations for the train trestles that pass over — and sometimes snag taller trucks traveling on — North Main Street and Accabonac Road.

A minor route, Hook Mill Road will be closed around the clock through November 10, although one lane will be opened on weekends to allow congregants to attend services at the nearby East Hampton Methodist Church.

Clearance for the train trestles is not quite 11 feet, which is too low for many of today’s trucks, and collisions interrupt both car traffic and train service. The trestles are being raised to 14 feet as part of a $20 million project that will also involve replacing the century-old stone foundations and an interruption of train service from October 15 to November 10.

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Genius! Do a three month road "improvement" job beginning in August. Surprising they didn't start on Memorial Day.
By VOS (1241), WHB on Aug 2, 19 4:32 PM
Lousy timing for sure, but this is actually an LIRR "rail bed" improvement more than a road improvement. Note the 11/10/19 end-date for the work, probably set to avoid the risk of bad weather after Thanksgiving +/-.

If starting this early ensures that the road will not be closed all winter [given inevitable delays], then it is worth it IMO.

Time will tell.
By PBR (4956), Southampton on Aug 2, 19 7:23 PM