Southampton NY- At it's June 2 Meeting the Suffolk County Legislature amended the 2016 to 2018 proposed capital budget to restore $4 Million to fund the reconfiguration of the Riverside traffic circle in 2016 instead of the original date of 2018.
The Riverside traffic circle is routinely backed up and is expected to worsen in the future as traffic volume increases. The Riverside community rallied behind Legislator Schneiderman, in favor of restoring the funding for 2016.
Legislator Schneiderman thanked all of those who fought for the restoration, Supervisor Anna Throne-Holst, Councilman Brad Bender, and Councilwoman Christine Scalera.
"Without all of the community support, this project could have been derailed for years", said Legislator Schneiderman (I-Hampton Bays).
Reconfiguring the traffic circle is the first step in revitalizing the blighted Riverside community.
"Riverside is the most economically distressed community on Long Island", said Schneiderman "I would like to thank all of the community leaders for their willingness to come and speak in front of the legislature to state Riverside's case."