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Overnight repairs close LIE, exits 68 to 73

Pavement repairs that will close lanes of the Long Island Expressway between Exits 68 and 73 began overnight Thursday and into Friday morning, the state Department of Transportation said.

The repairs are part of a $6.2-million NY Works Project and are expected to close lanes of the expressway during off-peak hours until December, according to a department news release.

Two lanes of the expressway will be closed overnight, from 10 p.m. until 6 a.m., with one lane open for motorists, first beginning in the westbound lanes.

In shorter segments of the 11-mile long project, a single lane could be closed for repairs between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m., with two lanes open for traffic.

Once repair work is completed in westbound lanes, work will begin in the eastbound lanes, with work scheduled for the same off-peak hours, the release said.

The repairs cover areas of the expressway in the towns of Brookhaven and Riverhead, between the William Floyd Parkway, County Road 46 (Exit 68), and Old Country Road / State Route 25 (Exit 73).

More information on the closings is at, which also includes traffic cameras, or at for hand-held communication devices.

Motorists also can call 511 or visit

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