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Dec 7, 2017 9:42 AMPublication: The Southampton Press

Delays, Lane Closures Expected On Sunrise Highway As State Completes Shinnecock Canal Bridge Resurfacing Work

The New York State DOT is resurfacing the Shinnecock Canal Bridge in Hampton Bays, causing some lane closures and delays. FRANK COSTANZA
Dec 7, 2017 9:54 AM

Motorists can expect delays crossing the Shinnecock Canal in Hampton Bays using Sunrise Highway for the next week as the State Department of Transportation resurfaces the roadway.

During the work, the DOT will close lanes on Sunrise Highway between Newtown Road and North Road.

Beginning on Thursday, December 7, closures will occur between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. on the approaches to the bridge over the canal to perform the resurfacing work. As part of the work, 1½ inches of the existing pavement will be milled and replaced with 2 inches of new blacktop that will match the surrounding elevations providing a smoother surface for vehicles. Work is expected to take approximately one week.

Motorists are reminded to drive carefully through the work zone, obey any speed restrictions that may be in place, and the instructions of the flag persons for their safety and the safety of the highway work crew.

For real-time travel information, motorists may call 511 or visit www.511NY.org or the mobile site at m.511ny.org, New York State’s official traffic and travel information source.

The New York State Department of Transportation appreciates the patience and cooperation of motorists and the local community while this bridge maintenance project is undertaken to help assure the continued protection of all motorists, officials said in a statement released Thursday morning.

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Wow. Delays on 27. What a shock.

How about the cops start enforcing that the left lane is for motorists to use to pass? Not for beat up Hyundai's and Toyota's with Oklahoma, North Carolina or Ohio license plates to drive at 45 mph. Just a thought.
By Mouthampton (354), Southampton on Dec 7, 17 10:51 AM
I'd love to see them enforce using the rest area as a bypass and motorcycles that drive between lanes when traffic is backed up
By itsamazing (208), Southampton on Dec 7, 17 11:11 AM
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Cops aren't there because they don't want to sit in traffic. I have never seen them in the mix. Only right before Hampton Bays exits are there Troopers.
By lirider (177), Hampton Bays on Dec 12, 17 7:27 AM
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