Truck Inspection Site Nearly Complete

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.
JERC July 25, 2013 at 12:23 PM
Can't wait to see the back up. It will be comical. Did anyone see the size of the area? It can only fit 1-2 18 wheelers. Smallest inspection site I have ever seen
Matthew July 25, 2013 at 12:31 PM
They might have been better off putting the inspection site directly in the Walmart parking lot. That would've been much better.
knee jerk July 25, 2013 at 01:44 PM
I believe the thinking by the DOT is the truckers avoid these weight stations, so more stations, not large ones are the modus operandi. Kind of like DWI roadblocks.
pbug56 July 25, 2013 at 11:47 PM
Wow. I was wondering what the unattached parking lot was for. This is amazingly stupid. CH Road is a disaster now. Imagine trucks going out of control coming down in a hurry off of Commack Rd. into that 90 degree turn. Regulars know to slow down - or even avoid coming that way. This will make the road impassible, destroy the popular farm stand, and hurt businesses there. Oh, yeah, right, there is an abandoned inspection station on the LIE- right where you might naturally think to put one.
Rob July 26, 2013 at 10:33 AM
Who's brilliant idea was this? Was there a public hearing? Keep these stations on the LIE, not in neighboorhoods. Using part of the old Commack Cinema for this purpose would have been ideal.


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