2016-06-02 / Front Page

Traffic being diverted at Rte. 110 and Sunrise Highway today

Drivers to be rerouted to temporary bridge today

Thurs., June 9: Drivers and pedestrians are advised that beginning tonight, June 9, Route 110 northbound and southbound traffic over Sunrise Highway will be shifted onto the temporary bridges that were constructed over the past several weeks. Between Washington and Dixon avenues, signs, temporary pavement and concrete barriers will guide motorists through the traffic shift onto the temporary bridges.  A temporary crosswalk constructed at South Drive will guide pedestrians to the southbound temporary bridge sidewalk to cross over Route 110.  The northbound sidewalk will be closed and both northbound and southbound pedestrians will use the southbound temporary bridge.

 Once traffic is shifted to the temporary bridges, the existing bridge will be demolished and replaced and traffic will be diverted as such:

•for eastbound and/or westbound traffic, a single travel lane will be closed on Sunrise Highway between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m.

•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 Sunrise Highway will remain open to traffic.  However, for the safety of motorists, Sunrise Highway may be completely closed very briefly in both directions occasionally at night to maneuver construction equipment. 

If necessary during these brief closures, queued traffic will be guided to a short detour around the construction site using local roads then back to Sunrise Highway.

These off-peak day and night time closures are expected to be in effect weather permitting, Monday through Friday through January 2017.

 These closures are weather dependent and may be canceled or postponed due to inclement weather.  Additional travel advisories will be issued as the project progresses.

 These closures are part of the $23 million project to replace the bridge over Sunrise Highway in the Town of Babylon. 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.  In addition, the new bridge will have increase vertical clearance above Sunrise Highway to help reduce the possibility of trucks striking the bridge.  

For real-time travel information motorists can call 511 or visit www.511NY.org. Motorists may also obtain travel information from the INFORM Transportation Management Center cameras at www.INFORMNY.com

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