What's the Most Traffic Congested Area Locally?

From Main Street to Route 111, Terry Road and more, we want to know what traffic congestion is the worst locally.

Numerous emails have been sent to Smithtown Patch and the comments section has been flooded with angst following the reporting of the changes made to Main Street.

"I was driving through Smithtown yesterday morning, and the traffic was horrendous ... Traffic was backed up all the way down Terry Road," wrote reader Amy.

"Main Street is now a total disaster. Today is day two of the new lanes and traffic is backed up everywhere!" added reader Fran.

While the comments were posted on a story about Main Street traffic changes, there are plenty of other areas locally that suffer from traffic congestion. 

If you're driving north on Route 111 by Uncle Giuseppes when school lets out you're bound to sit at the light at Main Street for at least 20 minutes. Heading to Nesconset at that same time on Terry Road by CVS and you'll probably experience the same thing. Westbound traffic on Main Street from New York Avenue on at that time is just as problematic. Have you been stuck by Edgewood Avenue? Chances are you've probably hit traffic there too.

With the Main Street changes Kings Park residents are also affected, as many use the roadway to get to and from work.

With all the areas of traffic congestion locally, what's the worst? Let us know in the comments.

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Caroline Scannell May 18, 2012 at 01:34 PM
I was shocked when heading home last week in my usual right lane that after Rt111 it ENDS! All traffic merged without any warning sign! At least I was prepared yesterday when lawn trucks had the same problem. Traffic now moves - off peak - at 15 mph. Rush hour? I travel 9 blocks out of my way to get anyplace. Caroline
Doony May 18, 2012 at 04:41 PM
Maybe a more viable option would have been to eliminate parking on Main Street from 111 to Redwood- it would still be two lanes west and left turn arrows could have been added where needed.
LAURA May 24, 2012 at 04:04 PM
And this is what our tax money goes to. Streets filled with new traffic. As a result we have to leave at least 10 minutes earlier, and we now waste more gas in our cars. Who wins? Not the tax payers.


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