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State DOT: Closures on Southern State Parkway eastbound at exit 40 this week

State Department of Transportation officials announced Monday that Exit 40 on the eastbound side of the Southern State Parkway to Robert Moses Causeway will be closed between 9 p.m. and 5 a.m. starting Monday and continuing through Wednesday nights.

Drivers who need access to the Robert Moses Causeway southbound will be directed to a detour using Bay Shore Road/Exit 41 just east of Exit 40. The exit will be open to motorists throughout the July Fourth weekend.

Officials said the closures are part of a plan to repair pavement and improve safety. Motorists are being notified in advance via overhead INFORM and electronic roadside signs.

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