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State DOT announces westbound lane closures on LIE/495 beginning Tuesday night

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All westbound travel lanes of the Long Island Expressway will be closed tomorrow night, Tuesday, April 23 between 10 p.m. and 5 a.m. Wednesday morning, in the vicinity of North Ocean Avenue (Exit 63.) These closures will take place weather permitting, each Tuesday, Thursday, and Sunday night until May 5, 2013. Motorists will be detoured to the LIE service road.

This LIE closure is needed to perform repairs to the North Ocean Avenue Bridge over the LIE, which was damaged by an over-height truck last month. As with most bridge repair projects, this operation is weather-dependent and may be canceled, postponed, or prolonged due to inclement weather. Emergency service providers and local officials have been notified of these nightly closures. Motorists are being warned in advance of the closings via electronic road signs but should plan ahead and use alternate routes to avoid delays.