Motorists should expect delays during a repaving project on Montauk Highway between the Stephen Hands Path and Route 114 intersections in East Hampton Village, starting Wednesday.
The New York State Department of Transportation said there will be off-peak travel lane closures Monday through Friday, between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m., for approximately three weeks. The work will continue weather permitting.
The repaving project will repair 2.3 miles of deteriorated pavement along the state highway in East Hampton. The top layer of the beaten-up pavement will be removed then replaced with new asphalt and fresh pavement markings.
A single travel lane in each direction will remain open when possible, according to a statement from the DOT. "Motorists are strongly urged to use alternate routes or they will exerpience delays during these off-peak, mid-day travel lane closures," it advised.
Drivers who cannot use alternate routes are asked to drive carefully through the work zone, particularly for the safety of the work crew. On street parking is not permitted during this work.
The project was actually scheduled to begin the week Sandy hit Long Island. In December, Assemblyman Fred W. Thiele Jr. announced it was being rescheduled for the spring.
Are you glad to see this work finally take place?