The Town of Babylon is looking to invest in the roadways before matters get worse, says officials.

According to Babylon Town Supervisor Rich Schaffer, studies have been conducted that prove infrastructure improvements are needed in the local area.

“After meeting with our Department of Public Works and Vince Galdiero, our pavement management expert, I knew that we had to act aggressively to protect the integrity of our roadways,” said Supervisor Rich Schaffer. “If we act now, we will ensure our roads remain some of the best on Long Island without burdening our taxpayers with debt.”

Schaffer will be discussing his “Prevent Pothole Plague” initiative on Wednesday, Jan. 16, at the corner of Beverly Avenue and Deauville Boulevard in Copiague at 1:15 p.m.

There, Schaffer will show graphics and maps showing which roads are in need of improvements.

The measure will cost $100 million over the next 8 years, but will not increase the Town’s debt levels or Town taxes.

In addition to Schaffer, other key speakers will include Town of Babylon’s Department of Public Works commissioner, Tom Say; the executive director of the Long Island Contractors’ Association Marc Herbst; and Galdiero, who has 40-plus years of paving experience.

Top: A road featuring a pothole. (Credit: Stephan Fuchs)