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Road repaving, repair work resumes on Hempstead Turnpike

Road repaving and repair work will resume Monday night between Wantagh Avenue and Wantagh State Parkway in the Town of Hempstead state Department of Transportation officials said.

The work is part of a project to repave an 81/2-mile stretch of NY Route 24 between the Meadowbrook State Parkway and Route 110 that is also recommencing.

Construction is being staged on limited sections of the project length on NY Route 24 to minimize impact on motorists, state DOT officials said in a news release. Travel lanes are being shifted to accommodate construction activities and a single travel lane in each direction will be maintained wherever possible.

Travel lanes will be closed Monday through Friday from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m., weather permitting. Daytime drainage improvement work will take place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily, Monday through Friday, officials said. On-street parking will be prohibited during certain stages of the repaving operations.

The project calls for removing the top layer of distressed pavement and replacing it with new asphalt. Traffic signal loops will also be replaced and fresh pavement markings will be installed. The project includes cleaning and repairing drainage structures to improve roadway runoff, state DOT officials said.

This past fall, before the onset of winter weather, the DOT repaved the worst deteriorated sections of NY Route 24 between Wantagh Avenue and Route 110, and between the Bethpage State Parkway and NY Route 110, officials said.

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