Montauk Highway Work to Begin Wednesday

Drivers on Montauk Highway in East Hampton Village will experience delays beginning Wednesday as roadwork gets underway. The New York State Department of Transportation announced Tuesday that a 2.3-mile section of the heavily used road between Stephen Hand's Path and the Route 114-Main Street intersection would be repaired.

Crews are expected to close lanes between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. while the work is ongoing, Eileen W. Peters, a D.O.T. spokeswoman, said in a press release.

Ms. Peters said that work was expected to continue for about three weeks.

Press release:

Travel Lane Closures of Montauk Highway/NY Route 27 in the Town of Easthampton Suffolk County Begin Wednesday, April 17 for Repaving Work

Off peak travel lane closures of Montauk Highway/NY Route 27 between Stephen Hands Path and NY Route 114 in the Town of Easthampton, Suffolk County are scheduled to begin Wednesday, April 17, 2013 and continue for approximately three weeks. The closures will take place between 10:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. each day, Monday through Friday, weather permitting. On street parking is not permitted during this construction work. Utilizing lane shifts, a single travel lane in each direction will remain open whenever possible. However, single lane alternating direction traffic operations, whereby eastbound drivers are stopped while westbound drivers proceed then vice versa, will be required in some areas. Motorists are strongly urged to use alternate routes or they will experience delays during the off-peak, mid-day travel lane closures.

These travel lane closures are needed to repair 2.3 miles of deteriorated pavement on Montauk Highway/ NY Route 27 in Easthampton. The top layer of the worn, distressed pavement will be removed then replaced with new asphalt and fresh pavement markings. When completed, these pavement repairs will improve motorists’ safety and help prolong the integrity of the road. Local officials, businesses, and emergency service providers have been notified about the day time travel lane closures.

Motorists are being warned in advance of the lane closures via portable electronic road signs. Drivers who cannot use alternate routes are reminded to drive carefully through the work zone for their safety as well as the safety of the highway work crew. As with most road and bridge projects, this construction work may be cancelled, postponed, or prolonged due to inclement weather. For 24/7 up-to-date traffic and travel information, motorists should call 511 or visit www.511NY.org. In addition, travel information can be obtained from the INFORM Transportation Management Center cameras at www.INFORMNY.com and on their hand held communication devices at www.INFORMNY.mobi.

The New York State Department of Transportation appreciates the patience and cooperation of motorists, and the local community as this pavement improvement work is undertaken to help assure the continued protection of all motorists.
 


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