Roadwork Snarls Montauk Highway

David E. Rattray

Drivers on Montauk Highway from Bridgehampton to East Hampton Village began to experience delays Wednesday as roadwork got 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 in East Hampton Village would be resurfaced.

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. However, as of 8 a.m. Thursday morning, an eastbound tie-up extended all the way to Poxabogue Lane in Sagaponack.

Initial work to remove the cracked and potholed surface layer meant that crews stopped traffic frequently to load and move large trucks filled with ground asphalt. Both the eastbound and westbound lanes were left rough with traffic diverted to the shoulders by plastic cones.

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