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Roads to be closed Sunday for marathon

A file photo of tents and runners at

A file photo of tents and runners at the Long Island Marathon. (May 1, 2011) Credit: Patrick E. McCarthy

Nassau County police have issued a traffic advisory to update motorists on road closures for Sunday's Long Island Marathon.

The event, which begins at 8 a.m. at Charles Lindbergh Boulevard, across from the Nassau Coliseum, will close several roads into the late morning.

The latest closing is scheduled for Carman Avenue, between Old Country and Nottingham roads, which lasts until 2 p.m., police said.

Here is a list of road closings, including approximate times, which are subject to change:

Charles Lindbergh Boulevard, 5:30 to 9:30 a.m.

Merrick Avenue (north of Hempstead Turnpike), 7:30 to 9:45 a.m.

Old Country Road (Post Avenue to School Street), 7:45 to 10 a.m.

School Street (Hempstead Turnpike to Railroad Avenue), 7:45 to 10 a.m.

Salisbury Park Drive (closed to southbound traffic only), 7:45 to 10:30 a.m.

Railroad Avenue, 7:45 to 10 a.m.

Post Avenue (Railroad Avenue to Jericho Turnpike), 8 to 10:30 a.m.

Jericho Turnpike (Post Avenue to Brush Hollow Road), 8 to 11 a.m.; westbound Jericho Turnpike will remain open.

Brush Hollow Road, 8:15 to 11:30 a.m.; Brush Hollow Road south of Wantagh State Parkway will remain open.

Carman Avenue (Old Country Road to Nottingham Road), 8:15 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Wantagh State Parkway, 7 a.m. to 2 p.m.


Additional closures include:

Northern State Parkway exits to Post Avenue and Wantagh Parkway.

All exits and entrances to and from Wantagh Parkway.

Meadowbrook State Parkway exits and entrances to and from Charles Lindbergh Boulevard (Nassau Community College) and Eisenhower Park, from 5:30 to 10 a.m.

Eisenhower Park's Park Boulevard will not allow through traffic between 8 and 10 a.m. The Hempstead Turnpike entrance to the park will be open throughout the day, with a turnaround at the golf course until 10 a.m.


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