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Fire Island bridge down to single lane for construction

The Fire Island Inlet Bridge on the Robert

The Fire Island Inlet Bridge on the Robert Moses Causeway will be down to one lane during the week for construction, state transportation officials said. Credit: Newsday / Vicki Jauron

Starting Thursday, motorists must use a single lane across the Robert Moses Causeway’s Fire Island Inlet Bridge on weekdays for about three weeks, state transportation officials announced Wednesday.

North- and southbound traffic will alternate, using the only open lane during the hours of 10 a.m. and 3 p.m., state Department of Transportation officials said.

The plan will allow for safety inspections on a bridge that is more than 50 years old, officials said. They advise motorists to drive carefully through the work zone and obey the 25 mph speed limit.

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