FATALITY ON 9A HIGHLIGHTS NEED FOR 9A BYPASS...KIDDY POOL TEMPORARILY CLOSED DUE TO LEAK
Release Date: June 24, 2008
There was another fatality on 9A this morning – a head on accident with a tractor-trailer. The accident happened just south of Route 100 C, near Hunter Lane. This accident, the 4th fatality on 9A in recent months (the other accidents were pedestrian related hit and run accidents) highlights the need for safety improvements on 9 A. NYS is planning to construct a 9 A bypass. The bypass will increase safety on 9A and reduce congestion. A 9A bypass has been talked about for many years. It’s our hope that NYS will appropriate funds necessary so construction can start sooner rather than later. I am planning to contact the state DOT and will invite them to an upcoming Town Board meeting to provide the public with updates as to when construction will actually start. I will also invite our State Legislators to this meeting.
From the Commissioner of Parks Gerry Byrne…
I want to give you a heads up that the interactive pool in AFV Park pool complex is presently closed. There is a leak in the pool and in order to troubleshoot the problem we had to close the pool yesterday and today. I am unsure when the pool will be reopened.
At this point we have not been able to locate the problem and we are in the process of contacting outside help to locate the leak and decide how to correct the problem. I will keep you up to date when I have more information.
For the time being we will offer the day camp kiddy pool as an option for the public to use.
Gerard J. Byrne