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Route 25 repaving set to begin Monday

The Smithtown portion of an $8.4 million repairing and repaving road project by the state Department of Transportation is set to begin Monday, officials said.

Lane closures or shifts on Route 25 between Kings Park Road and Route 111 will be in effect Sunday through Thursday between 10 p.m. and 6 a.m. and Monday through Friday between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m., weather permitting, state DOT officials said in a news release.

Travel lanes will shift to accommodate construction and there will be a single travel lane in each direction, transportation officials said.

Construction of two roadway sections near Caleb Smith State Park are planned to be repaved by late November at the end of construction season: Between the park entrance and Meadow Road, and between Elliot Avenue and Route 111, officials said.

The top layer of the worn pavement will be removed and replaced with new asphalt, traffic signal loop detectors and fresh pavement markings, according to the news release. The project also includes cleaning and repairing drainage structures to improve roadway runoff.

After the construction season ends, repaving will resume in the spring, officials said.

“When completed, these pavement repairs will improve motorists’ safety and help maintain the integrity of NY Route 25 / Main Street in Smithtown,” officials said in the news release.

Drivers are encouraged to use alternate routes or allow extra time as they will experience delays, officials said.

For up-to-date traffic and travel information, drivers can call 511 or visit 511NY.org.

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