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Southern State Parkway Closures Scheduled In Hempstead: Here's Where, When Southern State Parkway Closures Scheduled In Hempstead: Here's Where, When
Southern State Parkway Closures Scheduled In Hempstead: Here's Where, When A new set of closures have been planned for Long Island’s Southern State Parkway. On Friday, May 17, two lanes of the Southern State Parkway in Hempstead will closed at these locations, according to the New York State Department of Transportation: Eastbound between the Cross Island Parkway and Exit 15 (Corona Avenue); and Westbound between Exit 17 (Hempstead Avenue) and Exit 13 (Central Avenue). The closures, during which overhead sign structures will be removed, are scheduled to last from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. and are weather-permitting. Between 12 a.m. and 5 a.m., all lanes will be subje…
Closures Scheduled On Hempstead's Loop Parkway: Here's When Closures Scheduled On Hempstead's Loop Parkway: Here's When
Closures Scheduled Loop Parkway In Hempstead A new set of closures will shutter both directions of a Long Island parkway for approximately two weeks, traffic officials announced. Starting on Monday, May 6, and lasting for the next two weeks, both directions of the Loop Parkway in Hempstead will be closed from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m., according to the New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT). The closures, which are weather permitting, are to establish a new traffic pattern facilitating the ongoing steel deck replacement project on the Long Creek drawbridge. Drivers needing to use the parkway during the construction times wil…
Northern State Parkway In Westbury To Close: Here's When, Where Northern State Parkway In Westbury To Close: Here's When, Where
Northern State Parkway In Westbury To Close: Here's When Transportation officials announced a new set of closures on the Northern State Parkway on Long Island that will last for weeks. Beginning on Monday, April 15, and lasting for around seven weeks, the eastbound Northern State Parkway will be closed between the Meadowbrook State Parkway and the Wantagh State Parkway in Westbury, according to the New York State Department of Transportation. The closures will occur overnight, with one eastbound lane closing at 9 p.m. and the rest of the eastbound lanes closing at 10 p.m. NYSDOT said lanes will open back up at 5 a.m. During the planned closur…
After The Quake: All NY State Agencies To Review Infrastructure, Assess Potential For Damage After The Quake: All NY State Agencies To Review Infrastructure, Assess Potential For Damage
After The Quake: All NY State Agencies To Review Infrastructure, Assess Potential For Damage All state agencies in New York will review critical infrastructure and assess the potential for damage following an earthquake and multiple aftershocks.  Gov. Kathy Hochul made that announcement as the US Geological Survey has detected at least 25 aftershocks in Central New Jersey, many of which have been felt in New York and across the region, following the original 4.8 magnitude quake at 10:23 a.m. Friday, April 5. “My top priority is keeping people safe, and I have directed state personnel to take all necessary precautions following yesterday's historic earthquake,” Hochul said. “At…
Weeks-Long Lane Closures To Begin On This Nassau County Parkway Weeks-Long Lane Closures To Begin On This Nassau County Parkway
Weeks-Long Lane Closures To Begin On This Nassau County Parkway Transportation officials have announced a new, weekslong closure on a busy parkway on Long Island. Starting on Monday, April 1, and lasting for about two weeks, one lane in each direction of the Wantagh State Parkway between the Northern and Southern State Parkways will be subject to closure for maintenance, according to the New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT). The closures will affect the portion of the parkway in the towns of Hempstead, Oyster Bay, and North Hempstead. They will last between 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. to facilitate paving. Additionally, NYSDOT reminded driv…
Overnight Closures Planned On Busy Nassau County Parkway: Here's When Overnight Closures Planned On Busy Nassau County Parkway: Here's When
Overnight Closures Planned On Busy Nassau County Parkway: Here's When For a week, this parkway on Long Island will be closed for maintenance, transportation officials announced. Starting on Thursday, March 14, and lasting through Thursday, March 21, the northbound Meadowbrook State Parkway between Exit M7 (Babylon Turnpike) and Exit M6 (Southern State Parkway) in Hempstead will be closed overnight, according to the New York State Department of Transportation. The closures, which will last from 11 p.m. to 5 a.m., are weather-permitting and will be used for highway maintenance. Drivers are encouraged to use the Wantagh State Parkway as an alternate route duri…
Monthslong Closures Planned For This Nassau County Interchange Monthslong Closures Planned For This Nassau County Interchange
Monthslong Closures Planned For This Nassau County Interchange A section of an expressway will be closed for months so that a Long Island bridge can be repaired, according to transportation officials. Starting on Monday, March 11, and lasting through Friday, May 31, the interchange of the Nassau Expressway (State Route 878) and Seagirt Boulevard in Lawrence will be closed overnight, the New York State Department of Transportation announced. The closures will last from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. and are meant to facilitate maintenance on the Seagirt Boulevard bridge. The northbound Nassau Expressway will be closed from Seagirt Boulevard and Rock Hall Road. …
New Update: Driver Killed In Southern State Parkway Crash New Update: Driver Killed In Southern State Parkway Crash
New Update: Driver Killed In Southern State Parkway Crash One person has died following a crash that shut down a Long Island highway for hours. See New Update: ID Released For 28-Year-Old Ronkonkoma Woman Killed In Southern State Crash In Islip The wreck occurred shortly before 3 p.m. Monday, March 4, in the eastbound lanes of the Southern State Parkway near exit 41 in West Islip. New York State Police said the driver and sole occupant of one of the vehicles was pronounced dead at the scene. Their identification is being withheld until their families can be notified, police said.  No other injuries were reported. It was not immedi…
Closures Scheduled For Loop Parkway In Hempstead: Here's When Closures Scheduled For Loop Parkway In Hempstead: Here's When
Closures Scheduled For Loop Parkway In Hempstead: Here's When For two days, both directions of a Long Island parkway will be closed for rehabilitation, transportation officials announced. On both Monday, Feb. 19, and Tuesday, Feb. 20, the Loop Parkway in Hempstead will be subject to closure, the New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT) said. The closures on Monday will last from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. During that time, lanes in both directions will be subject to intermittent closures at the drawbridge. Construction workers will be instructing drivers where to go in the event of a closure. Then, on Tuesday, both directions of the parkway will…
Upgrades Finished At Northern State Parkway Interchange In Westbury: What's New Upgrades Finished At Northern State Parkway Interchange In Westbury: What's New
Upgrades Finished At Northern State Parkway Interchange In Westbury: What's New After over a year of work, and even more years of planning, a busy interchange on Long Island’s Northern State Parkway is finished just in time for the rush of holiday traffic. The interchange of the Northern State Parkway, Jericho Turnpike, and Glen Cove Road – located on the borders of Westbury and Old Westbury – has been upgraded, transportation officials announced on Friday, Dec. 22. According to the New York State Department of Transportation, the changes are meant to help both drivers and pedestrians have a safer and easier time traveling in the area, which sees more than 54,000 mot…
Closures Planned For Southern State Parkway In Nassau County: Here's Where, When Closures Planned For Southern State Parkway In Nassau County: Here's Where, When
Closures Planned For Southern State Parkway In Nassau County: Here's Where, When An interchange on the Southern State Parkway is scheduled to be closed for highway maintenance, transportation officials announced. On Tuesday, Dec. 5, the following two ramps on the Southern State Parkway and State Route 135 (Seaford-Oyster Bay Expressway) in Hempstead will be closed, according to the New York State Department of Transportation: Exit 28AN from the westbound Southern Parkway to the northbound Seaford-Oyster Bay Expressway Exit 4W from the northbound Seaford-Oyster Bay Expressway to the westbound Southern State Parkway The closures, which will last from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m…
New Closure Underway For Northern State Parkway In Westbury: Here's When New Closure Underway For Northern State Parkway In Westbury: Here's When
New Closure Underway For Northern State Parkway In Westbury: Here's When A new five-week project that will close parts of the Northern State Parkway is underway on Long Island. Lasting approximately five weeks, all lanes of the westbound Northern State Parkway between Exits 33 (Wantagh State Parkway) and 31A (Meadowbrook State Parkway) will be closed in Westbury, according to the New York State Department of Transportation. Click here for info on a separate closure on the Northern State in Huntington From 9 p.m. to 10 p.m. one lane will be closed; then starting at 10 p.m. and lasting until 5 a.m., all lanes will be closed. The project began on Monday, Oct. …
Closures Announced For Jericho Turnpike In Nassau County Closures Announced For Jericho Turnpike In Nassau County
Closures Announced For Jericho Turnpike In Nassau County According to transportation officials, lanes on Long Island’s State Route 25 will be closed to facilitate paving projects. Starting Monday, Oct. 23, and lasting for approximately five nights, one to two lanes in Westbury and Old Westbury will be closed at the intersection of Jericho Turnpike and Glen Cove Road, the New York State Department of Transportation announced. Pavement resurfacing will take place during the closures, which will last from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. and are weather permitting. Those driving during closures are encouraged to look for flag persons, who will be providing instr…
Drawbridge Replacement Will Close Loop Parkway Drawbridge Replacement Will Close Loop Parkway
Drawbridge Replacement Will Close Loop Parkway Transportation officials have announced a new set of closures for a parkway on Long Island. Starting Friday, Oct. 20, the Loop Parkway in Hempstead will be closed overnight, the New York State Department of Transportation announced. The closure, which will last from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 21 weather permitting, will facilitate an ongoing project to replace the steel deck on the drawbridge over Long Creek. Anyone who needs to drive during that time is advised to follow the signed detours between the Long Beach barrier island and Long Island’s mainland via the Long Beach Bridge …
Closures Announced On Wantagh State Parkway Interchange In Hempstead: Here's When Closures Announced On Wantagh State Parkway Interchange In Hempstead: Here's When
Closures Announced On Wantagh State Parkway Interchange In Hempstead: Here's When Transportation officials have announced a new closure on Long Island’s Wantagh State Parkway meant to facilitate highway maintenance. On Thursday, Oct. 12 from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m., Exit W4E from the northbound Wantagh State Parkway to the eastbound Southern State Parkway in Hempstead, according to the New York State Department of Transportation. During the closure, drivers are advised to continue north on Wantagh Parkway to Exit W3W for State Route 24 (Hempstead Turnpike) westbound. From there, they can use the southbound Wantagh Parkway in order to access the eastbound Southen State Park…
Parent Of Farmingdale Student Injured In Deadly Bus Crash Sues Charter Company, Report Says Parent Of Farmingdale Student Injured In Deadly Bus Crash Sues Charter Company, Report Says
Parent Of Farmingdale Student Injured In Deadly Bus Crash Sues Charter Company, Report Says The charter bus company involved in a deadly highway crash in New York that killed two teachers and injured dozens of marching band students is facing the first of likely multiple lawsuits, CNN reports. Lawrence Doreson, the father of an injured 14-year-old Farmingdale High School student, sued Regency Transportation and driver Lisa Schaffer for negligence Thursday, Sept. 28, accusing both of “reckless and careless acts,” according to the outlet. Specifically, the lawsuit claims that Schaffer caused the rollover wreck, which occurred Thursday, Sept. 21 on I-84 in the Orange County town of …
Lane Closures Announced For Northern State Parkway Interchange In North Hempstead Lane Closures Announced For Northern State Parkway Interchange In North Hempstead
Lane Closures Announced For Northern State Parkway Interchange In North Hempstead Transportation officials have announced plans for new lane closures at a busy Long Island parkway interchange. From Monday, Oct. 2 to Friday, Oct. 6, the right lane of the ramp on the northbound Meadowbrook State Parkway to the westbound Northern State Parkway will be closed, the New York State Department of Transportation announced. The closures, which are weather permitting, will last from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and are meant to facilitate a safety enhancement project. Additionally, officials reminded drivers to drive carefully in work zones, as speeding fines in those zones are doubled.&n…
Closures, New Traffic Patterns Announced For Meadowbrook State Parkway Closures, New Traffic Patterns Announced For Meadowbrook State Parkway
Closures, New Traffic Patterns Announced For Meadowbrook State Parkway Transportation officials have declared a new set of closures — plus a new traffic pattern — for this parkway on Long Island. From Monday, Sept. 25 to Friday, Sept. 29, both directions of the Meadowbrook State Parkway in Hempstead will be closed from the Loop Parkway (Exit M10) and the Bay Parkway.  According to the New York State Department of Transportation, the closures will be weather permitting and last from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. each day. The closures are to facilitate the ongoing steel deck replacement project on the Sloop Channel drawbridge. In the meantime, the Wantagh Stat…
Bus Crash: LI Charter Company Has 'Satisfactory' Safety Record, But It's Not Perfect Bus Crash: LI Charter Company Has 'Satisfactory' Safety Record, But It's Not Perfect
Bus Crash: LI Charter Company Has 'Satisfactory' Safety Record, But It's Not Perfect The New York charter bus company involved in a deadly highway crash that killed two educators and left dozens of high school band students hospitalized holds a “satisfactory” safety rating, though records show nearly two dozen maintenance violations in recent years. A check of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s (FMCSA) website shows that Regency Charter Buses, based in Suffolk County in Nesconset, was involved in one injury crash in the past two years. Records do not specify who was at fault. The company was given a “satisfactory” safety rating in March 2019, though records …
Wrong Way: New Highway Signs On Long Island Aim To Prevent Head-On Crashes, Bridge Strikes Wrong Way: New Highway Signs On Long Island Aim To Prevent Head-On Crashes, Bridge Strikes
Wrong Way: New Highway Signs On Long Island Aim To Prevent Head-On Crashes, Bridge Strikes It’s not your imagination; there are a lot more signs dotting Long Island highways these days. State transportation workers have wrapped up installing more than 3,600 new “Wrong-Way” and “Do Not Enter” signs at hundreds of parkway, expressway, and highway ramps in Nassau and Suffolk counties The highly-reflective signs, along with hundreds more pavement markings and reflectors, are meant to prevent wrong-way drivers from going where they shouldn’t and stop trucks and other over-height vehicles from striking overpasses. “Wrong-way drivers and over-height vehicles pose obvious safety hazard…
Closures, New Traffic Pattern Announced For Loop Parkway Closures, New Traffic Pattern Announced For Loop Parkway
Closures, New Traffic Pattern Announced For Loop Parkway Transportation officials have announced that a parkway on Long Island will be closed and a new traffic pattern lasting eight months will start. Starting on Monday, Sept. 18, and lasting until Friday, Sept. 22, both directions of the Loop Parkway will be closed in Hempstead, according to the New York State Department of Transportation. The closures, which are planned for the hours of 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. and are weather-permitting, are to facilitate the steel deck replacement project on the drawbridge over Long Creek. Then, starting on Tuesday, Sept. 19, the drawbridge on Loop Parkway will …
New Traffic Pattern, Closures Announced On LIE In Oyster Bay New Traffic Pattern, Closures Announced On LIE In Oyster Bay
New Traffic Pattern, Closures Announced On LIE In Oyster Bay Both directions of the Long Island Expressway will be off-limits for construction, and the new traffic pattern is expected to last months, transportation officials said. The New York State Department of Transportation announced that from Monday, Sept. 11 to Wednesday, Sept. 13, both directions of I-495 at Exit 48 will be closed in Oyster Bay and Huntington. The closures, which are scheduled for 10 p.m. to 5 a.m., weather permitting, are to establish the new work zone and traffic pattern for a bridge deck renewal project. During those times, drivers will be detoured onto the Service Road…
Northern State Parkway Closure Planned In East Hills Northern State Parkway Closure Planned In East Hills
Northern State Parkway Closure Planned In East Hills A maintenance project will close down this ramp on the Northern State Parkway leading to the Long Island Expressway, transportation officials announced. On Thursday, Sept. 7, from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m., the Exit 29A ramp from the westbound Northern State Parkway to the westbound LIE will be closed, according to the New York State Department of Transportation. The East Hills closure, which is weather-permitting, is to facilitate bridge maintenance. Drivers traveling at the time of the closure will be directed instead to take Exit 28 for Willis Avenue northbound for access to the LIE. Offici…
New Closures Scheduled On LIE In North Hills New Closures Scheduled On LIE In North Hills
New Closures Scheduled On LIE In North Hills A new closure on the Long Island Expressway was announced to facilitate the installation of new overhead signs, transportation officials said. On Tuesday, Aug. 29, the following lanes of Interstate 495 will be closed in North Hills from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m., according to the New York State Department of Transportation: All eastbound lanes between Exit 34 (New Hyde Park Road) and Exit 36 (Searingtown Road) The westbound HOV lane from Exit 36 to Exit 34. Drivers traveling east during the closure will be detoured onto South Service Road. The Northern State Parkway will also be available as an…
Weeks Of Partial, Full Closures Scheduled For Section Of Parkway On Long Island Weeks Of Partial, Full Closures Scheduled For Section Of Parkway On Long Island
Weeks Of Partial, Full Closures Scheduled For Section Of Parkway On Long Island Weeks of overnight road work on a Long Island parkway could spell delays for drivers in the coming days. Beginning Monday, Aug. 14, one southbound lane of the Sagtikos State Parkway will close in Islip between Exit S1E (the Long Island Expressway) and Exit S2 (Pilgrim Psych Center) between 10 p.m. and 6 a.m. for approximately two weeks. The closures will allow crews to work on an improvement project connecting to Crooked Hill Road, the New York State Department of Transportation said. On Monday, Aug. 28, all southbound lanes of the Sagtikos State Parkway will close through the same stretch…
Lane, Ramp Closures Scheduled On Southern State Parkway, More Across Hempstead, East Hills Lane, Ramp Closures Scheduled On Southern State Parkway, More Across Hempstead, East Hills
Lane, Ramp Closures Scheduled On Southern State Parkway, More Across Hempstead, East Hills Transportation officials announced closures which will affect parts of the Northern State, Southern State, and Meadowbrook State Parkways. From Tuesday, Aug. 15 to Thursday, Aug. 17, the following areas in the town of Hempstead will be shut down from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m., according to the New York State Department of Transportation: The Exit M6E ramp from northbound Meadowbrook Parkway to eastbound Southern State Parkway; The Exit 23 ramp from eastbound Southern Parkway to Meadowbrook Road and the entrance ramp from Meadowbrook Road to eastbound Southern Parkway; The Exit 24S ramp from east…
Full Closures Planned For Portion Of Long Island Expressway Full Closures Planned For Portion Of Long Island Expressway
Full Closures Planned For Portion Of Long Island Expressway Scheduled road work on the Long Island Expressway could bring delays in the coming days. The eastbound lanes of I-495 are scheduled to close at Sagtikos State Parkway (Exit 53) in Islip overnight Wednesday, Aug. 2, from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 3. The westbound lanes will be closed through the same stretch the following night, Thursday, Aug. 3, from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. Friday, Aug. 4. The closures will allow crews to facilitate a bridge cleaning project, the New York State Department of Transportation said. Traffic will be detoured onto the Service Roads during those times…
Ramp Closures Scheduled On State Parkway In North Hempstead Ramp Closures Scheduled On State Parkway In North Hempstead
Ramp Closures Scheduled On State Parkway In North Hempstead New closures have been scheduled for a ramp on the Wantagh State Parkway, according to transportation officials.  The closures are planned to facilitate highway maintenance. From Tuesday, Aug. 1 to Thursday, Aug. 3, the ramp from the northbound Wantagh State Parkway to the westbound Northern State Parkway will be closed, according to the New York State Department of Transportation. The stoppage is weather permitting and will last from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. for each scheduled day. Drivers who need to access the westbound Northern State Parkway during the scheduled closures will be redi…
Meadowbrook State Parkway Ramp Shut Down For Maintenance In Hempstead Meadowbrook State Parkway Ramp Shut Down For Maintenance In Hempstead
Meadowbrook State Parkway Ramp Shut Down For Maintenance In Hempstead Transportation officials have announced a new roadway closure for maintenance on the Meadowbrook State Parkway. On Thursday, July 27, the Exit M6W ramp from northbound Meadowbrook State Parkway to the westbound Southern State Parkway in Hempstead will be closed, the New York State Department of Transportation announced. The closure, which will start at 10 p.m. and end at 5 a.m. Friday, July 28, is scheduled "to facilitate highway maintenance," the DOT said. In the meantime, drivers are encouraged to use Exit M6E for the Southern State Parkway, eastbound to Exit 24N for Merrick Avenue, th…
Lane Closures Scheduled On Route 25A In North Hempstead, More Lane Closures Scheduled On Route 25A In North Hempstead, More
Lane Closures Scheduled On Route 25A In North Hempstead, More A six-week pavement renewal project may spell delays for travelers on Route 25A, according to transportation officials. Beginning on Monday, July 24, one lane in each direction of Northern Boulevard is scheduled to be closed overnight for approximately six weeks, the New York State Department of Transportation announced. The closure, which is weather permitting, will stretch from the New York City line to Old Northern Boulevard in the following areas: Russell Gardens Lake Success Flower Hill Munsey Park Roslyn Estates North Hempstead Additional travel information will be provided on el…
New Update: Closures Scheduled On Long Island Expressway New Update: Closures Scheduled On Long Island Expressway
New Update: Closures Scheduled On Long Island Expressway The closure, which includes all lanes of the Long Island Expressway, is to facilitate a new traffic pattern, officials said. For two nights starting on Monday, July 24, both directions of the LIE will be closed at Exit 65 in Brookhaven, according to an announcement by the New York State Department of Transportation. Earlier report - Expect Delays: Full Closures Scheduled On Long Island Expressway The closures will last from 10 p.m. Monday to 6 a.m. Tuesday, July 25 weather permitting and will establish a new temporary traffic pattern for a bridge maintenance project. During the cl…