Introducing 347 Stories, Our Look at Life on the Fast Lane

Major roadway a source of business and activities and many, many stories that Patch plans to tell over 2012.

There are a handful of Main Streets in the Three Village and Port Jefferson areas, but it's hard to have a discussion about these hubs of commerce and activity without including Route 347 in the discussion.

Every day, thousands rush past the strip malls, offices and eateries that operate along this local artery, and each of those places has their own story.

Over the next year we plan to tell them.

But it's not just about the businesses. Like other areas in the community, Route 347 has it's share of blight. We'll find out what's going on there. Also, the construction to convert the roadway into Long Island's first "greenway" is coming this way. , and we'll keep the community updated on how soon they can expect those problems to hit home.

Like any of our work at Patch, involving the community is key. So as we kick off this series we invite you to share how you use the businesses along Route 347. Where are your favorites? What stories do you want to see told? What problems need further probing?

We're listening.

Haig January 04, 2012 at 07:55 PM
I remember when it was first paved. Two lanes - kinda. There weren't even any lane dividers. No lights, nothing. Just a black ribbon, straight as an arrow.
Henry Powderly January 04, 2012 at 08:06 PM
Looping in some historical background on the roadway is a great idea. Thank you.
John January 05, 2012 at 02:49 PM
I commuted the full length of 347 for 8 years. I cringed every time a new light was added. Shortly after they started installing the red light cameras (automatic tax machines) I changed jobs and no longer need to use it. That road is my hell.


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