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DOT: Closures on Route 114 in Wainscott for project

A stretch of Route 114 in Wainscott will be partially closed on weekdays for a construction project, the state Department of Transportation said.

Closures and the shifting of lanes began Tuesday for the project, which includes repairing drains and repaving about 2 miles of roadway between Montauk Highway and Stephen Hands Path, the agency said in a news release.

Weather permitting, from 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. Monday through Friday, lanes of Route 114 will be shifted or closed as needed, the release said.

At least one lane in each direction will remain open wherever possible during the midday construction operations. Brief closures of all lanes may also occur in order to position construction equipment.

When crews are unable to furnish two safe travel lanes, alternating directional traffic will be in effect.

Also, if necessary night construction work will take place between 10 p.m. and 6 a.m. in nonresidential areas.

These closures are part of an $11.6 million Department of Transportation project to repair roads across Long Island, the agency said.

Weather permitting, the project is expected to be completed by mid to late November, an agency spokeswoman said Wednesday.

To avoid travel delays, motorists should use alternate routes. The agency also urged safe driving. “Drivers who must use this construction route are reminded to drive carefully through the work zone,” officials said.

Real-time travel information is available by calling 511 or visiting, the state’s official traffic and travel information source. Also, information is at Mobile users also can get DOT information on Twitter at @NYSDOTLI or at


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