From an email from Chris
There were some questions as to the road improvements on Great Neck. Per the City, they are offsetting the turn lanes to improve visibility. There have been 15 accidents at the intersection in just the last 5 years, so apparently it is pretty dangerous. Many of those reported as drivers in the lefts being unable to see oncoming traffic due to vehicles in the opposing left turn lane.
In FY10 the City applied for and was approved to receive federal Highway Safety Improvement Program (HSIP) funds for the project, so it is being funded by the Feds.
The improvements will be completed by early December