Give 'Em A Brake: 'Work Zone Awareness Week' Stresses Safer Driving Near NY Road Crews Give 'Em A Brake: 'Work Zone Awareness Week' Stresses Safer Driving Near NY Road Crews
Give 'Em A Brake: 'Work Zone Awareness Week' Stresses Safer Driving Near NY Road Crews Landmarks across New York will be lit up in orange on Wednesday, April 17, to honor state highway workers and encourage safer driving through their work zones. Gov. Kathy Hochul announced that Monday, April 15 through Friday, April 19 is Work Zone Awareness Week, with the national theme of “Work zones are temporary. Actions behind the wheel can last forever.” The campaign is meant to stress the importance of putting down your phone, reducing your speed, and paying better attention while driving, especially in work zones, state transportation officials said. In 2023, there were 214 document…
New Traffic Pattern, Closures Announced For Meadowbrook State Parkway New Traffic Pattern, Closures Announced For Meadowbrook State Parkway
New Traffic Pattern, Closures Announced For Meadowbrook State Parkway Over a period of about two weeks, both directions of a busy parkway on Long Island will be closed while a new traffic pattern is established, transportation officials said. Starting Monday, April 15, both directions of the Meadowbrook State Parkway in Hempstead will be closed between the Loop Parkway (Exit M10) and Bay Parkway. According to the New York State Department of Transportation, the closures – which will occur from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. and are slotted to last approximately two weeks – are weather permitting and will result in a new traffic pattern to be used during the ongoing Sloo…
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…
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…
Full Closures Scheduled For Stretch Of Long Island Highway Full Closures Scheduled For Stretch Of Long Island Highway
Full Closures Scheduled For Stretch Of Long Island Highway Scheduled closures on a Long Island highway could spell delays in the coming days. Both directions of the Sagtikos State Parkway are scheduled to close in the Town of Islip, between the Long Island Expressway and Crooked Hill Road, beginning at 10 p.m. Monday, April 1. The roadway will shut down nightly until 5 a.m. for approximately four weeks to facilitate a project improving connectivity to Crooked Hill Road from the Long Island Expressway, the Department of Transportation said. Traffic will follow a signed detour during the closures. Transportation officials warned of possible delays…
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…
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…
Closure Scheduled For Loop Parkway In Hempstead Closure Scheduled For Loop Parkway In Hempstead
Closure Scheduled For Loop Parkway In Hempstead Transportation officials have announced a full closure of a Long Island parkway — here’s when. On Tuesday, March 5, both directions of the Loop Parkway in Hempstead will be closed, the New York Department of Transportation announced. The closures, which are scheduled to start at 11 p.m. and last until 4 a.m., will facilitate the ongoing repairs of the drawbridge over Long Creek. During these times, drivers are encouraged to use the signed detour via the Long Beach Bridge (which connects the City of Long Beach and the Village of Island Park via Long Beach Boulevard). Additional instruc…
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…
Lane Closures Scheduled For Portion Of Long Island Expressway Lane Closures Scheduled For Portion Of Long Island Expressway
Lane Closures Scheduled For Portion Of Long Island Expressway Scheduled roadwork could spell delays for Long Island drivers later this week. The eastbound right and center lanes of the Long Island Expressway are scheduled to close between exit 61 and Exit 62 in Brookhaven overnight Thursday night, Feb. 8. Lanes will be closed from 10 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 8 to 5 a.m. Friday, Feb. 9 while crews conduct bridge maintenance, according to the Department of Transportation.  The ramp for exit 62 will also be closed during that time.  The left and HOV lanes, along with the South Service Road, will remain open. Transportation officials warned of pos…
Lane Closures Scheduled For Stretch Of Sunrise Highway Lane Closures Scheduled For Stretch Of Sunrise Highway
Lane Closures Scheduled For Stretch Of Sunrise Highway Scheduled roadwork on a busy Long Island roadway could cause delays for drivers in the coming weeks. In the Town of Islip, the right and center lanes of eastbound Sunrise Highway (Route 27) will be closed nightly at exit 48 from 10 p.m. to 6 am. beginning Sunday, Jan. 21 and lasting two weeks. The northbound right lane of Locust Avenue will also be closed during those times, according to the Department of Transportation. Both stretches will again close from 9 p.m. Friday, Feb. 2 to 6 a.m. Monday, Feb. 5, with both directions of Locust Avenue also shutting down. During the closures, crews …
Long Island Expressway Stretch Reopens After Crash In Syosset Long Island Expressway Stretch Reopens After Crash In Syosset
Long Island Expressway Stretch Reopens After Crash In Syosset This story has been updated. A stretch of the Long Island Expressway has reopened after a serious crash on Sunday afternoon, Jan. 14. The crash happened in Syosset around 2 p.m., closing all lanes westbound at Exit 41. The lanes reopened at around 4 p.m. Details on the crash have not yet been released. This continues to be a developing story. Check back to Daily Voice for updates.
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…
Full Closures Scheduled For Portion Of Long Island Expressway Full Closures Scheduled For Portion Of Long Island Expressway
Full Closures Scheduled For Portion Of Long Island Expressway Scheduled roadwork could spell delays for Long Island drivers in the coming days. Both directions of the Long Island Expressway are slated to close nightly at exit 48 in Huntington beginning Wednesday, Dec. 13 and lasting until Friday, Dec. 22. Each night, I-495 will close from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. while crews facilitate an ongoing bridge deck renewal project, according to the Department of Transportation. During the closure, drivers will be detoured onto the Service Road. Transportation officials warned of possible delays and reminded drivers that fines are doubled for speeding in a work zo…
Full Closures Scheduled For Portion Of Sunrise Highway Full Closures Scheduled For Portion Of Sunrise Highway
Full Closures Scheduled For Portion Of Sunrise Highway Scheduled highway closures could cause delays for Long Island drivers in the coming days. Both directions of Sunrise Highway are slated to close nightly at Ext 54 in Brookhaven for approximately five nights beginning Monday, Dec. 11, according to the Department of Transportation. The westbound lanes of State Route 27 will close at 10 p.m. and the eastbound lanes will be blocked at 11 p.m.  During those times, traffic will be detoured on the Service Road. The roadway will reopen by 5 a.m. Closures will allow crews to facilitate a bridge renewal project. Transportation officials warn…
Full Closures Scheduled For Portion Of Long Island Expressway Full Closures Scheduled For Portion Of Long Island Expressway
Full Closures Scheduled For Portion Of Long Island Expressway Continued highway closures could spell delays for Long Island drivers this week. Both directions of the Long Island Expressway are once again scheduled to close nightly at exit 63 in Brookhaven beginning Monday, Dec. 4. I-495 will close from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. while crews facilitate a bridge deck renewal project, according to the Department of Transportation. During the closure, drivers will be detoured onto the Service Road. Transportation officials warned of possible delays and reminded drivers that fines are doubled for speeding in a work zone. You can find the latest travel informati…
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…
Full Closures Scheduled For Portion Of Long Island Expressway Full Closures Scheduled For Portion Of Long Island Expressway
Full Closures Scheduled For Portion Of Long Island Expressway A scheduled highway closure could spell delays for Long Island drivers this week.  Both directions of the Long Island Expressway are scheduled to close nightly at exit 63 in Brookhaven beginning Monday, Nov. 27. I-495 will close from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. while crews facilitate a bridge deck renewal project, according to the Department of Transportation. During the closure, drivers will be detoured onto the Service Road. Transportation officials warned of possible delays and reminded drivers that fines are doubled for speeding in a work zone. You can find the latest travel information b…
Weeks Of Lane Closures Scheduled For Portion Of Long Island Highway Weeks Of Lane Closures Scheduled For Portion Of Long Island Highway
Weeks Of Lane Closures Scheduled For Portion Of Long Island Highway Scheduled road work could spell delays for Long Island drivers in the coming weeks. Starting Wednesday, Nov. 15, one eastbound lane of the Ocean Parkway will close in the town of Babylon between the Gilgo State Park 4x4 entrance and the Robert Moses Causeway. The eastbound lane will remain closed for approximately five weeks while crews complete paving work, according to the Department of Transportation. Officials warned of possible travel delays and reminded drivers that fines are doubled for speeding in a work zone. You can find the latest travel information by calling 511 or visiting 5…
New Update - 'Check Your Height': Bridge Strikes Target Of New Enforcement Campaign Across NY New Update - 'Check Your Height': Bridge Strikes Target Of New Enforcement Campaign Across NY
New Update - 'Check Your Height': Bridge Strikes Target Of New Enforcement Campaign Across NY Know before you go: That’s the message from state leaders overseeing a new campaign aimed at preventing bridge strikes in New York. Earlier report - Bridge Strikes: Police Patrol For Oversized Trucks On New York Parkways To Stop Collisions Now through Saturday, Nov. 11, troopers will patrol known trouble spots at bridges and overpasses across the state as part of the Department of Transportation’s “Check Your Height, Know It’s Right” campaign. The goal is to prevent commercial and oversized vehicles from colliding with overpasses, crashes that often lead to costly repairs and long traff…
Full Closure Planned For Portion Of Long Island Expressway Full Closure Planned For Portion Of Long Island Expressway
Full Closure Planned For Portion Of Long Island Expressway A scheduled highway closure could spell delays for Long Island drivers. The westbound lanes of the Long Island Expressway will close overnight at Exit 49N in Huntington on Friday, Nov. 3. I-495 westbound will close from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. while crews facilitate a bridge deck renewal project at the Round Swamp Road bridge, according to the Department of Transportation. During the closure, drivers will be detoured onto the North Service Road. Transportation officials warned of possible delays and reminded drivers that fines are doubled for speeding in a work zone. You can find the latest tr…
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. …
Weeks Of Full Closures Planned For Portion Of Northern State Parkway Weeks Of Full Closures Planned For Portion Of Northern State Parkway
Weeks Of Full Closures Planned For Portion Of Northern State Parkway Scheduled roadwork could spell delays for Long Island drivers in the coming weeks. The westbound lanes of the Northern State Parkway are scheduled to close overnight between Exit 42 and Exit 40 in Huntington for three weeks, beginning on Monday, Oct. 23. The roadway will close nightly from 10 p.m. until 5 a.m. while crews complete a pavement resurfacing project, according to the Department of Transportation. Drivers will follow a signed detour during those times. Transportation officials urged the public to plan for possible delays and reminded drivers that fines are doubled for speeding…
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…
Full Closures Planned For Portion Of Long Island Expressway In Oyster Bay Full Closures Planned For Portion Of Long Island Expressway In Oyster Bay
Full Closures Planned For Portion Of Long Island Expressway In Oyster Bay Scheduled roadwork could spell delays for Long Island drivers in the coming days. Both directions of the Long Island Expressway are scheduled to close nightly at Exit 48 in the towns of Oyster Bay and Huntington, beginning Monday, Oct. 23. I-495 will close from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. each night for approximately one week while crews set up a new work zone and establish a new traffic pattern, according to the Department of Transportation. During the closures, drivers will be detoured onto the Service Road. Transportation officials urged the public to plan for possible delays and reminded drive…
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…
Weeks Of Full Closures Planned For Portion Of Northern State Parkway Weeks Of Full Closures Planned For Portion Of Northern State Parkway
Weeks Of Full Closures Planned For Portion Of Northern State Parkway Scheduled roadwork could spell delays for Long Island drivers in the coming weeks. The westbound lanes of the Northern State Parkway are scheduled to close overnight between Exit 42 and Exit 40 in Huntington for three weeks. The roadway will close nightly from 10 p.m. until 5 a.m. while crews complete a pavement resurfacing project, according to the Department of Transportation. The first closure was overnight into Thursday morning, Oct. 12. Drivers will follow a signed detour during those times. Transportation officials urged the public to plan for possible delays and reminded drivers th…
Weeks Of Full Closures Planned For Portion Of Long Island Expressway Weeks Of Full Closures Planned For Portion Of Long Island Expressway
Weeks Of Full Closures Planned For Portion Of Long Island Expressway Scheduled roadwork could spell delays for Long Island drivers in the coming weeks. Both directions of the Long Island Expressway are scheduled to close nightly at Exit 63 in the Town of Brookhaven for two weeks, beginning on Monday, Oct. 9. The roadway will close from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. each night while crews continue working on a bridge deck renewal project, according to the Department of Transportation. During the closures, traffic will be detoured onto the Service Road. A new temporary traffic pattern that shifts lanes will be installed. Transportation officials urged the public to plan…
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…