Road Work in Water Mill Starts Friday Night

Beginning Friday night, drivers can expect overnight lane closures or shifts for road work on Montauk Highway between County Road 39 and Fairbanks Court in Water Mill in the Town of Southampton.

The state is repairing and repaving a deteriorated third-of-a-mile section of Route 27, just west of the Parrish Art Museum, near Duck Walk Vineyards. The State Department of Transportation said it is traveled by an average of 35,000 vehicles per day.

Work will take place between 10 p.m. and 6 a.m., Monday through Friday, over the next two weeks. The work is weather permitting. If work cannot accommodate two lanes of traffic, traffic will be stopped in one direction to allow vehicles heading in the opposite direction through in shifts. 

The top layer of the damaged pavement will be removed and then replaced with new asphalt, according to the state. Fresh pavement markings will be added. 

No daytime lane closures are planned, but off-road construction activities will take place between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. on weekdays.

The D.O.T. said that emergency service providers and local officials have been notified of the work. That section of road is a main thoroughfare for all ambulance agencies east of Southampton Village.