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Building construction at Mattituck marina will require 4,500 hauler truck trips through Riverhead to remove excavated soils

by Mar 15, 2023
Southold Town is studying the potential adverse impacts of a controversial proposal to build two large storage buildings at Strong’s Yacht Center on Mattituck Inlet that will require the transit of 135,000 cubic yards of excavated materials by tractor-trailers through the Town of Riverhead.

Second Latin Music Festival planned for June 12 nixed by Riverhead Town Board

by May 19, 2022
The Riverhead Town Board gave a unanimous thumbs-down to the application to hold a second "Latin Music Festival" at the 4-H Camp June 12.

Town shuts down music festival at 4-H Camp Sunday after event exceeds maximum attendance allowed by permit

by May 17, 2022
Traffic was at a standstill on Sound Avenue Sunday afternoon in the area of the Nassau County 4-H Camp, where a music festival exceeded its maximum permitted attendance. Town police shut the event down for safety reasons, Riverhead Town Supervisor Yvette Aguiar said.

Proposed parking ban along Sound Avenue set for May 18 public hearing

by Apr 21, 2022
A ban on parking along the length of both sides of Sound Avenue will again be the subject of a Riverhead Town Board public hearing next month.

Town Board discusses consultants’ ideas for easing Sound Avenue traffic congestion

by Apr 8, 2022
The town board Thursday discussed the traffic consulting firm's recommendations for potential solutions to traffic on Sound Avenue, including the unpopular idea of a two-way center turning lane.

Riverhead’s top planner says he’s never experienced weekend traffic on Sound Avenue or visited town beaches and wineries

by Feb 21, 2022
Riverhead Town’s chief planner, who is leading the town’s comprehensive plan update, says he’s never personally experienced the heavy traffic on Sound Avenue on a fall weekend — and doesn't want to. The Sag Harbor resident told a Greater Jamesport Civic Association meeting traffic issues on the South Fork make it hard to visit the North Fork on weekends.

Update: Sound Avenue reopened after disabled vehicle removed from roadway

by Jan 31, 2022
Sound Avenue is closed to traffic in both directions between Church Lane and Herricks Lane due to a disabled vehicle on Sound Avenue near Van de Wetering Greenhouses that is completely blocking the roadway, according to police radio reports.

Riverhead Police Department staffs up to handle peak traffic season

by Sep 19, 2019
Riverhead Police will deploy a 10-person traffic detail this weekend, the chief said. The special detail includes a sergeant and nine traffic control officers.

‘We’re trapped’: Residents say they can’t get out of their neighborhood because of traffic jams, ask for signal west of Rt....

by Aug 22, 2019
Residents of the Duck Pond Estates subdivision in Riverhead say they are "trapped" in their neighborhood by backed-up traffic on Main Road.

Riverhead looks at limiting special events during peak fall traffic season

by Aug 23, 2018
The town is assessing the types of events held in Riverhead and their impacts on traffic, and may impose limits on the number of big-draw events allowed to occur simultaneously or on the same weekend. It is also considering a fee hike for the required permit to better cover the town's costs associated with the event.