Route 27 Road Work Update

Lane shifts will begin Monday between Southampton and East Hampton
A sign on Montauk Highway near Green Hollow Road in East Hampton has been updated to indicate the new start date of roadwork on the route from Stephen Hand's Path to County Road 39. Jennifer Landes

     Road work on Montauk Highway from the intersection of County Road 39 in Southampton to the intersection of Stephen Hand’s Path in East Hampton is set begin on Monday, a New York State Department of Transportation spokeswoman said.

     The start date was to be today, but it was pushed back because of the threat of snow earlier this week. Lane shifts to accommodate the milling and resurfacing project will be instituted as of Monday along portions of the route, with work expected to progress from west to east, the D.O.T. said. Some lane closures may also be needed during the process. Contractors will work on weekdays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and at night from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. “The night work will be mostly in downtown areas or at major intersections where it is too cumbersome to shift lanes during daytime hours,” said Eileen Peters of the D.O.T. On-street parking will not be allowed while work is under way. 

     Drivers along that route may have already noticed some preliminary work. There were also traffic tie-ups earlier this week as the Suffolk County Water Authority rushed to complete a project of its own along Route 27 in Wainscott before the resurfacing project began, stopping traffic in both directions at times.

     The resurfacing project is expected to be complete by Memorial Day. Work on a section of highway from Buell Lane in East Hampton to South Etna Avenue in Montauk will begin after Labor Day. The D.O.T. will post travel advisories at informny.com.