2016-03-31 / Front Page

Road closures at Sunrise Highway and 110 set for tomorrow

The New York State3 Department of Transportation has released a notification to motorists about day and night time travel lane closures of NY Route 27/Sunrise Highway at NY Route 110 beginning tomorrow, Wednesday, April 6. 

Between the hours of 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. a single travel lane in the eastbound and/or westbound direction will be closed.

Between 10 p.m. and 6 a.m., a single and/or double lane travel lane may be closed in one or both directions. 

At least one travel lane in each direction of NY 27/Sunrise Highway will remain open to traffic.  However, for the safety of motorists NY 27/Sunrise Highway will be completely closed very briefly in both directions occasionally at night. 

During these brief closures, if necessary traffic will be guided to a short detour around the construction site using local roads then back to NY 27/Sunrise Highway. These off-peak day and night time closures are expected to be in effect weather permitting, Monday through Friday through May,  They are necessary in order to install a temporary NY Route 110 Bridge across NY Route 27 and adjust travel lanes to accommodate construction of the NY Route 110 bridge.  Afterwards, all three lanes in each direction on NY Route 27/Sunrise Highway will be open to traffic but will be temporarily shifted slightly southward. 

Drivers are being cautioned in advance of the closings by electronic road signs but should plan to take alternate routes to avoid delays. 

Emergency service providers, local businesses, neighborhood schools, elected officials and the Town of Babylon have been notified of the changes.  Additional travel advisories will be issued as the project progresses.

These closures are part of the $23 million project to replace the NY Route 110 Bridge over NY Route 27/Sunrise Highway in the Town of Babylon, Suffolk County. This design-build project will improve safety for pedestrians, bicyclists and the approximately 90,000 motorists who travel over and under this bridge each day.  The bridge is being completely replaced with a new, wider span that will feature larger shoulders and a sidewalk to improve safety.  In addition, the new bridge will have increase vertical clearance above NY Route 27 to help reduce the possibility of trucks striking the bridge.  The project also includes reconstruction of the roadway approaches to the bridge, new traffic signals, signs, guide rails, pavement and pavement markings.  To minimize the impact of construction on motorists, pedestrians and the community, a temporary bridge is being built to carry traffic while the existing bridge is demolished and replaced.

For real-time travel information motorists should call 511 or visit www.511NY.org, New York State’s official traffic and travel information source. Motorists can obtain travel information from the INFORM Transportation Management Center cameras at www.INFORMNY.com.  

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