Traffic and parking on a section of Patchogue Village's Main Street will continue to be temporarily blocked by sewer construction that Saturday.
“We have existing sewer infrastructure and are replacing parts of it to upgrade to a new force-main sewer line," said Joe Dean, superintendent of the Village's Department of Public Works. "This will connect with the wastewater treatment plant and further help to modernize and update the Village.”
Construction itself has been located between and the .
As of Monday, the construction is taking up close to half the street in some spots, with workers directing eastbound and westbound traffic.
The construction crews will be working as quickly as possible but there is no definitive timetable at this time for the project. No work will be happening on Wednesday, July 4 due to the holiday.
All businesses are open despite the construction.
Village activities such as the Fourth of July parade, Sidewalk Sale Days, Family Fun Night and Alive After Five will also be unaffected.
Greater Patchogue Chamber of Commerce President Mindy Skura told Patch that she spoke to developers and found out that the street will be usable for the planned festivities.
“I personally spoke with the developers and have been told that they will be working during the day but that everything will be patched up at night so that we can use the street and enjoy the events,” Skura said.
The project is being done and paid for by the Town of Brookhaven even though it is within the Village of Patchogue, Dean said.