State's 4-mile repaving project on LIE in Nassau is done

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The repaving of more than 4 miles of the Long Island Expressway in western Nassau County has been completed, the state Department of Transportation said Friday in a news release.

The $9.5 million project to repave both east and westbound lanes between the Nassau/Queens line and Exit 37 in Roslyn Heights involved removing the worn top layer of pavement from the main travel lanes, making base repairs and then resurfacing the roadway with new asphalt overlay, the department said.

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An estimated 200,000 drivers use that section of the LIE each day, according to the transportation department.

Resurfacing of an additional 10 miles between Exit 37 and Exit 46 is expected to begin this fall, under Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo's $100 million program to repair more than 100 miles of Long Island roadways that were badly damaged by winter storms.

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