Update: Smithtown Moves Towards Safer Main Street

A stretch of Smithtown's Main Street has gone from four lanes to three. Above, Main Street is shown before the modifications. Below is Main Street after the modifications. | Photos: Google Street View and the Courtney Sipes Memorial Foundation

The good news for Long Island pedestrians keeps coming. Smithtown’s Main Street, the site of several tragic pedestrian fatalities, has just gotten a makeover. After significant work by advocates and community members, the state has implemented a modified road diet on Main Street, removing one westbound lane, reducing the total number of lanes to three on a busy six-block stretch, and also adding left-hand turn lanes at certain intersections. It’s hoped that these first steps will promote a more walkable and business-friendly downtown.

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