A major repaving project, which officials said was accelerated to repair "widespread damage" caused by frost last winter, is set to begin on more than 16 miles of roads on Long Island.
The current stage in the $75-million paving project involves $13.9 million in repairs to 16.2 miles of State Routes 106, 231 and 25A, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo said in a statement this week.
Route 25A will be repaved between Glen Cove Road and Route 106, between Edgewood Avenue and Moriches Road in Smithtown, and between Wading River-Manor Road and Route 25 in Riverhead. Route 106 will be resurfaced between the Route 106/107 split and Route 25A, as well as see what the state is calling "individual repair locations" north of Route 25A to the end.
Route 231 will be repaved between Macniece Place and Talisman Drive in Babylon.
"With another winter around the corner, it is critically important that our roadways are in the best possible shape and able to withstand whatever Mother Nature has in store," Cuomo said in the statement.
"With these projects, we are strengthening Long Island's vital transportation network and making our roadways safer for all motorists," he said.
To minimize the impact to drivers, a majority of the work is scheduled to take place overnight -- mostly between 10 p.m. and 6 a.m. on weekdays. Work is scheduled to be completed by the end of 2016.
Where possible, officials said, traffic will be shifted -- though one travel lane will remain open in each direction.
Where roads are too narrow to accommodate that practice, officials said, an alternate one-way pattern will be used.
Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone, in a statement, said: "Reconstructing these roadways during less-traveled hours will minimize impacts for Suffolk County residents."
Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano said the projects "ensure our roads are safer" for motorists.
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CORRECTION: An earlier version of this story incorrectly stated in what towns some of the roads were located.