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Sunrise Hwy. lane shift in Amityville starts Tuesday, DOT says

Starting Tuesday night all travel lanes for Sunrise Highway in the area of Amityville will be shifted north as demolition of the Route 110 bridge continues, the state Department of Transportation said.

Eastbound and westbound travel lanes between Albany Avenue and County Line Road will be shifted from the current south side to the north side of Sunrise Highway, Route 27, from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. Wednesday, the DOT said in a news release.

The shift is needed so crews can demolish the southern part of the old Route 110 bridge over Sunrise Highway; demolition of the north end of the bridge was recently completed.

The work is part of a $23 million project designed to improve safety for the 90,000 motorists, pedestrians and bicyclists who use the route daily, the state agency said.

The project began in September, including the construction of temporary bridges and crosswalks, the agency said.

At least one travel lane in each direction will remain open to traffic; however, it is possible Sunrise Highway will be completely closed briefly for periods of less than 20 minutes so construction equipment can be moved.

During these brief closures, a short detour around the construction site will be used, the agency said.

Also, on Sunrise Highway, single-lane closures will be in effect from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday. One or two travel lanes of Route 110 also will be closed overnight as needed between 10 p.m. and 6 a.m.

Real-time travel information is available by calling 511 or visiting, the state’s official traffic and travel information source. Also, information is available at

Mobile users also can get DOT information on Twitter at @NYSDOTLI or at

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