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Nassau County Executive Helps Launch $4 Million Revitalization Project In Freeport

FREEPORT, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) -- The Village of Freeport and Nassau County are kicking off a nearly $4 million revitalization and beautification project.

North Main Street -- stretching from Freeport's northern border at Roosevelt to its terminus at Sunrise Highway -- will get new sidewalks, lightpoles and benches.

"We'll be installing approximately 39 new benches, 29 decorative trash receptacles, 70 new trees," Mayor Robert Kennedy added. "We're looking to make mixed use here, which would bring in some medium income housing, and we're looking to develop and bring in maybe millennials from the city."

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County Executive Ed Mangano said the project will make the community safer and more inviting for commerce.

The project also includes the Long Island Rail Road station and the surrounding area. The Nautical Mile is not included. It will be completed in three phases over the next few years.

Construction is now underway.

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