Submitted by Admin on Sat, 09/28/2013 - 14:49

The New York State Department of Transportation is turning the Orchard Beach parking lot into a temporary staging area for park and ride commuters who are headed into work starting next week.

Construction crews are busy installing 30 - 3K watt light posts, which will be scattered throughout the entire parking lot in an effort to provide emergency illumination for NYC commuters, who will park their vehicles there staring with Monday's morning rush.

In an exclusive interview with City Island Images, DOT region eight engineer in charge Dina Colavito says she will turn on all 30 lights at approximately 3:00am. At that entire parking lot will light up like a sports arena, according to a crew member.