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DOT announces nighttime lane closures of Route 25B / Hillside Avenue

Repairs at a busy intersection mean nighttime travel lane closures and restrictions of Route 25B on the border of Herricks and Garden City Park, starting Thursday, the state Department of Transportation said.

Lanes of Hillside Avenue, or Route 25B, will be closed or shifted to accommodate construction work, the agency said. The traffic interruptions will be from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. Thursday and Friday.

Drivers are urged to use alternate routes or they can expect delays, the agency said.

"Motorists unable to use alternate routes are encouraged to obey all traffic rules and flag person instructions and drive cautiously throughout the construction zone for their protection and the safety of the nighttime work crew," the agency said in a news release.

The lane restrictions are needed to repair and fortify a small deteriorated section of roadway before "the onset of winter weather and thereby protect the tens of thousands of motorists who utilize this intersection each week," the agency said.

For more information, motorists can call 511 or visit 511NY.org. In addition, travel information is at informny.com or on hand-held devices at informny.mobi.

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