For Immediate Release: Wednesday, May 12, 2016
Contact: Eileen W. Peters

(631) 952-6632



Motorists are advised that off-peak midday and nighttime construction operations will begin Monday, May 16 to repave a 1.4 mile section of NY Route 25/Middle Country Road between Arnold Drive and Yaphank-Middle Island Road/County Road 21 (CR 21) in the Town of Brookhaven Suffolk County.  Weather permitting, between 10 p.m. and 6 a.m. and/or 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. NY Route 25 travel lanes will be shifted or closed Monday through Friday as needed.  A single eastbound and westbound travel lane will remain open. Where the roadway is too narrow to accommodate two travel lanes, an alternating one way traffic pattern will be utilized.  Intermittent brief closures of all lanes may also be utilized to accommodate positioning of construction equipment.  While construction will take place predominantly at night, some off-peak, midday lane shifts/closures will be needed.  To further minimize the impact of construction operations on motorists and residents, paving operations will be performed and substantially completed on shorter segments of NY Route 25/Middle Country Road rather than disrupting the entire 1.4 mile project length.

These closures are needed to resurface this deteriorated section of NY Route 25 which is part of the $7.8 million NYS Department of Transportation project to repair Long Island’s heavily traveled roadways and improve the safety of motorists.  During this mill and fill operation, the top layer of the damaged pavement is being removed then replaced with new asphalt.  Traffic signal vehicle detector loops will be replaced and fresh pavement markings will be installed.  Drainage cleaning and repairs will also be performed.  When completed, this resurfacing project will improve motorists’ safety and restore the integrity of NY Route 25/Middle Country Road. Weather permitting, this repaving work is expected to be completed in about two months.

Motorists are being warned in advance of the construction work via electronic road signs and should use alternate routes or they may experience travel delays.  Drivers who must use this construction route are reminded to drive carefully through the work zone for their safety as well as the safety of the highway work crew.  As with most road work, 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 construction operations. 

For real-time travel information motorists should call 511 or visit, New York State’s official traffic and travel information source. Motorists may also obtain travel information from the INFORM Transportation Management Center cameras at  and on their hand held communication devices at .

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