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Night closures begin on Meadowbrook Parkway

A 4-mile section of the Meadowbrook State Parkway will be closed at night for the next six weeks, starting a $100 million resurfacing project to repair and rebuild Long Island's roads ravaged by last winter's storms, the state Department of Transportation announced Monday.

Nighttime closures of the southbound Meadowbrook State Parkway between Northern State Parkway in Westbury and Glenn Curtiss Boulevard in East Meadow in Nassau County was to begin Monday night. Beginning at 10 p.m., the Meadowbrook's two southbound lanes will be closed, followed by a full closure of all southbound lanes at midnight.

The night closures are scheduled for Monday through Friday between 10 p.m. and 5 a.m., except for Saturday mornings, when a single southbound lane will be reopened at 6 a.m., and full reopening will take place at 7:30 a.m.

These closures affecting more than 4 miles of the southbound lanes of the Meadowbrook are expected to continue for six weeks, weather permitting. Motorists are encouraged to use alternate routes, such as the Wantagh State Parkway. Drivers who do not use alternate routes will be detoured to the Northern State Parkway eastbound to Glen Cove Road westbound.

Also included in this 4-mile, $16.6-million repaving project is the northbound Meadowbrook in the same area and the resurfacing of more than 51/2 miles of the Northern State Parkway between the Wantagh State Parkway and the Long Island Expressway.

The repairs to the Northern State's eastbound lanes are expected to begin once the Meadowbrook's southbound lane repaving project is complete.

As part of the $100 million road repair project, the top layer of worn, distressed asphalt is to be removed, pavement repairs made, traffic radar and loop detectors replaced, and new asphalt and pavement markings provided.

For up-to-date traffic and travel information, motorists can call 511 or visit www.511NY.org. Travel information can also be obtained at informny.com and on handheld devices at informny.mobi.

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