Parts of Sunrise, Meadowbrook in Merrick, Freeport to close overnight

Parts of Sunrise Highway and Meadowbrook State Parkway in Hempstead Town will be closed at night this week as crews set up for construction work, state transportation officials said.

Starting 9 p.m. Wednesday night on Sunrise Highway in Merrick and Freeport, two travel lanes in each direction will be off limits to traffic between Babylon Turnpike and Henry Street, state officials said. The lanes reopen 5 a.m. Thursday, the advisory said.

From 10 p.m. Thursday to 5 a.m. Friday on Meadowbrook State Parkway in the same communities, two travel lanes in each direction will be shut down between Exit M7 Babylon Turnpike and Exit M9 Merrick Road, officials said.


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Workers will be putting up scaffolding and temporary concrete barriers for construction operations on the Meadowbrook Parkway Bridge over Sunrise Highway, officials said. It's part of the state transportation department's bridge parapet wall replacement project.

The bridge maintenance repair work aims to beef up the structural integrity of aging concrete arch bridges, state transportation officials said. About 87,000 passenger vehicles use this section of the Meadowbrook State Parkway and Sunrise Highway daily, the advisory said.

The work and closures may be postponed and prolonged due to bad weather, the advisory said.

Real-time travel information is available by calling 511 or going to 511NY.org, New York State's official traffic and travel information source. Traffic cameras may be viewed at informny.com and at informny.mobi for handheld devices.

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