Road Construction Has Some L.I. Retailers Seeing Red

PORT JEFFERSON STATION, N.Y. (WCBS 880) — A two mile stretch of disruption has some Long Island business owners worried about the holidays.

The $33 million road construction project on busy Route 112 through Coram and Port Jefferson Station will take a year to complete, and business owners along the stretch of disruptive roadway were fearful of the impact it’ll have on their business in an already weak economy.

 WCBS 880’s Mike Xirinachs reports.

Retailers said the construction was already keeping shoppers away.

“Less people coming in. Business has just dropped,” one variety store manager said. It couldn’t have come at a worse time, given the all important holiday shopping season.

“Yeah we’ll survive it, but it’s definitely hurting us,” he said.

“It’ll be a busier road because you’d be able to travel it better. We’ll make up the profit in the long run, but it’s going to take a while,” one deli owner said.

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  • J Bass and Son

    These guys never realize how they hurt businesses and disrupt peoples lives.
    Demolition New York

  • JLG New York City

    So many of these projects run over budget and take longer than expected. These companies should work at night to avoid causing these problems. JLG New York City

  • Jay Jones

    It’s amazing the amount of disruption that road construction can cause. Caldwell Driveways wreak havoc for a few days on local businesses

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