A truck inspection site on Crooked Hill Road, across from the Kohl’s shopping center, is almost complete in Commack.
Workers began to clear the land for construction in May, and now the site is nearly ready for use. Pavement is now in place and a fence, which blocks off the site from a farm stand and Crooked Hill Road is now up.
The inspection site is intended to address police safety concerns regarding commercial motor vehicles, the report said. There are currently 69,079 registered commercial vehicles in Suffolk, more than any other county, but there is only one official inspection site in place, which is between Exits 65 and 66 off of the westbound side of the LIE.
Owners of the farm stand said that time will tell if the inspection station will be a blessing or a curse for business.
"We don't know yet. The truckers may want to get some corn so that could be good, but if there's traffic from the trucks getting backed up, that may be a problem," Keith DeMartino who helps run Carla’s Farm Stand, said.