Cecilia DowdFeb 27, 2017, 2:49 pmFeb 27, 2017, 6:37 pm

Nassau Expressway’s $130M overhaul will feature new drainage systems

Flooding has been a serious issue on Route 878

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Gov. Andrew Cuomo is moving up the timeline for the reconstruction of a very busy road in Nassau County.

Route 878, also known as the Nassau Expressway may look okay today. But when it rains, it's another story.

Flooding has been a serious problem on the expressway and now Gov. Cuomo has announced a $130 million fix that will begin in 2019.

Gov. Cuomo says in the past, the state has taken a "Band-Aid approach," in which one part of the road would be repaired but it would not rectify other problems with the expressway.

The governor's office says the project will include new pedestrian signals, multi-use path for pedestrians and cyclists and, of course, new drainage systems to stop the constant flooding.

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