Paving work will begin next Monday, Aug. 22, at the William Floyd Estate to improve visitor access, Fire Island National Seashore officials announced today.
“The paved roads and parking lot at the William Floyd Estate are getting a much needed makeover,” said Fire Island National Seashore’s facility manager Jim Dunphy.
The $540,000 project is being paid for by National Park Service Transportation Funds, and calls for new asphalt in the visitor parking lot, as well as on paved roads at the estate.
Wheel stops and bollards will also be installed, officials said.
The work, expected to last through Sept. 3, will force a temporary closure of the visitor parking lot, with visitors being rerouted to the service gate entrance at 20 Washington Avenue.
The historic estate in Mastic Beach contains the ancestral house, grounds, and cemetery of the William Floyd family, according the Park Service. Floyd, a signer of the Declaration of Indepedence, was born there in 1734.
The project requires a temporary closure of the visitor parking lot. Visitors will be rerouted to the service gate entrance located at 20 Washington Avenue in Mastic Beach, New York.
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Three centuries of American history are preserved at the William Floyd Estate, the historic home of William Floyd. The Estate includes the 25-room Old Mastic House, 12 outbuildings, and more than 600 acres of forest, fields, marsh, and trails.
Guided tours of the Old Mastic House are offered every half-hour from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm Friday through Sunday and holidays.
For more information call 631-399-2030.