Long Island News
Ocean Parkway fully reopens after Superstorm Sandy
JONES BEACH (WABC) -- The road to recovery from Superstorm Sandy literally opened on Long Island Thurday.
Drivers are once again able to use all of Ocean Parkway, with the entire span open for the first time since the hurricane thanks to a $32 million restoration project.
The entire bill will be picked up by the Federal Highway Administration, because the work was done in 180 days, meeting a crucial deadline for the funding.
Ocean Parkway is a 15.5 mile-long highway that provides commuter access and links the public with many popular recreational and residential communities along Long Island's southern shore.
Superstorm Sandy caused unprecedented damage to the roadway and the protective dunes, completely closing the road for nearly a month. The New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT) completed emergency work to reopen the road with lane and speed restrictions on November 24.
The reconstruction included the replacement of two miles of the concrete road surface.
long island, jones beach, superstorm sandy, long island news
- Third grader killed in accident, truck driver charged 4 min ago
- AccuWeather: Warmer stretch arrives
- Live: Eyewitness News on 7online streamed live!
- iWitness Photos and Videos
- NJ Transit train disabled inside Hudson River tunnel 21 min ago
- Surveillance released in shooting of 9-year-old boy
- Off-duty NYPD officer stabbed in neck in Brooklyn
- Man stabbed on 2 train in Bronx
- Prosecutors likely to reduce charges in SUV assault
- Cops suspended, they say for serving in military
- GWB repair work this weekend
- Father in Army reunites with son in kindergarten class
- Photos: Deadly fire in the Bronx
- Target data breach: 7 Things to know
Eyewitness News Links
Most Viewed StoriesMost Viewed Photos