Traffic situation in Hauppauge: 10:30am to ?

(excerpt from) Newsday:

Contractors group to call for funding for roadwork

January 12, 2009

The Long Island Contractors’ Association plans to launch a convoy of nearly 100 heavy construction vehicles going westbound at 10:30 a.m. this morning from Hauppauge onto the Long Island Expressway, the interstate highway its members helped create.

The fleet of vehicles – dump trucks, payloaders and cranes idled due to decreased demand – will meet at the Motor Parkway offices of Rep. Steve Israel (D-Huntington) and pass Sen. Charles Schumer’s office on Pinelawn Road in Melville before it disbands.

“This is a demonstration to show all the idled equipment that is ready to go to work to help us get out of the economic recession,” said LICA executive director Marc Herbst, who called for Gov. David A. Paterson to appoint a cabinet-level infrastructure czar to prioritize the state’s projects.

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