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Student Assisted Community Related Research Project ? A Case Study On Route 110 Traffic Issues

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2007 Annual Conference & Exposition

Location

Honolulu, Hawaii

Publication Date

June 24, 2007

Start Date

June 24, 2007

End Date

June 27, 2007

ISSN

2153-5965

Conference Session

Trends in Construction Engineering II

Tagged Division

Construction

Page Count

15

Page Numbers

12.1305.1 - 12.1305.15

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https://peer.asee.org/1747

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Amitabha Bandyopadhyay State University of New York

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Dr Bandyopadhyay is Distinguished Service Professor and Chair of the Architecture and Construction Management department at SUNY Farmingdale.

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Loucas Chrysafi State University of New York

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Prof. Chrysafi is an Associate Professor of Mathematics at SUNY Farmingdale

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Alfred Scalza State University of New York

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Prof. Scalza is an Assistant Professor of the Architecture and Construction Management department at SUNY Farmingdale.

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Jeff Hartman State University of New York

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Prof. Hartman is an Assistant Professor of the Architecture and Construction Management department at SUNY Farmingdale.

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Carmine Napolitano State University of New York

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Mr. Napolitano is a student of the Architecture and Construction Management department at SUNY Farmingdale.

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Student Assisted Community Related Research Project – A Case Study on Route 110 Traffic Issues

Introduction

Community research projects are one of the ways to introduce applied research to the undergraduate construction management students. New York State Route 110 is a major north- south artery located in western Suffolk County within one to three miles of the border with Nassau County. The Route 110 corridor is a major employment area, containing numerous large office buildings, light industrial development, large retail centers, many service businesses, airport, along with single family homes and other types of housing. The Route 110 Redevelopment Corporation is a non-profit organization comprised of leaders from local business, governments, and civic organization. Its mission is to help sustainable development of Route 110 corridor. The corporation entered in to a contract with the department of architecture and construction management of SUNY Farmingdale to study the traffic and sewer issues of the corridor. The department took this undertaking to involve the undergraduates in community related research project. The paper describes study done by the students and faculty members

Description Of The Overall Corridor

New York State Route 110 (designated NY110) is one of a series of major north-south arterials in Nassau and Suffolk Counties. All of these feed north and south from Long Island’s only Interstate Route, The Long Island Expressway (designated NY495). Other arterials in Nassau County are NY106 and NY107. Both of these are mostly commercial in character. In Suffolk County some arterials are NY112 and NY231. NY112 is predominantly industrial while NY231 is predominantly commercial. Of all of these north-south arterials, NY110 is by far one of the most important business corridors and one of the most developed. Also, one of the most varied corridors. Its location has allowed it to grow in a unique way since it is located within Suffolk County near the Nassau County border varying from one to three miles from that border. Although this corridor runs from Amityville on the south to Halesite on the north, this particular corridor study does not address this full length but just the section between Farmingdale Road (NY109) on the south and Jericho Turnpike (NY25) on the north (about 7.5 miles). The corridor north and south of this study are again different in character but a subject for another study. The length of road from NY109 to NY25 varies in character between office buildings, commercial space, shopping areas, light industry and even single family dwellings. This is a densely populated area of varying types of employment and as such, has varying traffic patterns at different points on the corridor or different times of the day and year. For example, the north most section houses the Walt Whitman Mall and its traffic is very seasonal depending

Bandyopadhyay, A., & Chrysafi, L., & Scalza, A., & Hartman, J., & Napolitano, C. (2007, June), Student Assisted Community Related Research Project ? A Case Study On Route 110 Traffic Issues Paper presented at 2007 Annual Conference & Exposition, Honolulu, Hawaii. https://peer.asee.org/1747

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