As the first phase of work begins Tuesday on the long-awaited Route 347 project, business owners and commuters who take that road seem to be taking a wait-and-see attitude toward the lane closures that will start at the Route 347/454 split and end at Route 111 at the Hauppauge and Smithtown line.

Reg. req. The Big Dig was the construction project in and around Boston, MA that ran years over schedule and billions of dollars over budget.