Overnight closures to a stretch of the Long Island Expressway in western Nassau County began Sunday, part of a $9.5-million project to resurface deteriorating pavement, the state Department of Transportation said.
Two travel lanes will close eastbound from Little Neck Parkway, Exit 32, in Queens, starting at 10 p.m., to Willis Avenue, Exit 37, in Roslyn Heights, with full closure between the two exits at midnight, the agency said.
The eastbound lane closures will continue nightly -- Sunday through Thursday between 10 p.m. and 5 a.m. -- for about four weeks, weather permitting.
Motorists are urged to use alternate travel routes, the agency said in a news release. Drivers who do not use alternate routes will be detoured to the LIE eastbound south service roads.
The lane closures are part of a project that removes more than 4 miles of worn, distressed asphalt, the agency said. Repairs include installing a top layer of new asphalt and pavement markings.
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