07/21/15 6:00am
07/21/2015 6:00 AM

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Due to an around-the-clock renovation project on the Route 25 bridge over the Long Island Expressway, only one lane in each direction is now open, according to the state Department of Transportation.

Construction on the bridge will last until next spring. READ

05/15/15 8:00am
We all know the Long Island Expressway doesn't lead to Greenport and Orient — this is actually a Route 58 sign — but what you might not know is that throughout the 1950s and 1960s many local officials hoped it would. (Credit: Grant Parpan photo illustration)

We all know the Long Island Expressway doesn’t lead to Greenport and Orient — this is actually a Route 58 sign — but what you might not know is that throughout the 1950s and 1960s many local officials hoped it would. (Credit: Grant Parpan photo illustration)

Driving to the end of the Long Island Expressway and exiting onto the western edge of Route 58, Riverhead’s commercial capital, it’s difficult to imagine that a plan once called for the island’s longest road to extend into Southold Town.

But drawn on a map titled “Expressway Plan 1959 County Planning Board” are two thick red lines that run from the Riverhead Town line to Old North Road in Orient. One line indicates eastbound Long Island Expressway traffic. The other shows traffic lanes heading west.  (more…)

08/04/14 2:10pm
08/04/2014 2:10 PM
The LIE will be closed from exits 71 to 73 the next two nights. (Credit: Google Earth)

The LIE will be closed from exits 71 to 73 the next two nights. (Credit: Google Earth)

The Riverhead exits of the Long Island Expressway will be closed the next two nights as  “structural improvements” are made to a bridge over the Long Island Rail Road tracks, a New York State Department of Transportation spokesperson said Monday. (more…)

02/27/14 6:00pm
02/27/2014 6:00 PM
New York State Police in Manorville after a streaker took to the LIE. (Credit: Jennifer Gustavson)

New York State Police and Suffolk County Police in Manorville on Thursday responding to an incident on the LIE. (Credit: Jennifer Gustavson)

A 46-year-old naked man found in the center median of the Long Island Expressway in Manorville on Thursday was later taken to Stony Brook University Medical Center for a psychological evaluation, according to a New York State Police press release.

Several state police troopers and Suffolk County Police officers responded to the incident just west of exit 71 at around 11:50 a.m., eventually subduing the man and getting him under proper cover.

“The male pedestrian completely disrobed in the troopers’ presence,” the press release states.

Police at the scene said the unidentified man was unharmed.

No other details about the incident were immediately available.

jennifer@timesreview.com

11/02/13 2:00pm
11/02/2013 2:00 PM

Suffolk County Police Sixth Squad detectives are investigating a crash on the Long Island Expressway in Medford that seriously injured a 33-year-old Riverhead man shortly after 6 a.m. Saturday morning.

A 32-year-old Riverhead woman, whose identity was not made public, was driving a 2007 Kia eastbound on the Expressway at 6:18 a.m. when her vehicle struck a 2002 Ford van, which was stopped and pulled off to the shoulder of the road, between exits 63 and 64, police said.

The Riverhead woman was transported to Brookhaven Memorial Hospital Medical Center in East Patchogue for non-life-threatening injuries, police said. Her passenger, a 33-year-old Riverhead man, whose identify also was not disclosed by police, was transported to Brookhaven Memorial Hospital Medical Center for what police termed serious injuries.

The driver of the van, a 49-year-old Nesconset man, was not injured, according to police. Both vehicles were impounded for safety checks and the investigation is continuing.

Anyone who may have witnessed the crash is asked to contact the Sixth Squad at 631-854-8652 or call anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-220-TIPS. All calls will remain confidential, according to police.

tgannon@timesreview.com

09/22/13 11:47pm
09/22/2013 11:47 PM
BING MAPS | The route police say Robert Davis drove as he attempted to leave the scene where he allegedly assaulted his girlfriend.

BING MAPS | The route police say Robert Davis drove as he attempted to leave the scene where he allegedly assaulted his girlfriend.

A homeless man’s attempt to escape the scene where he assaulted his girlfriend in Riverhead Sunday night ended after he drove off the Long Island Expressway and crashed into a cluster of trees, Riverhead Town police said.

Robert Davis, 52, first crashed into another car as he sped onto Route 58 from the Best Yet parking lot, moments after assaulting his girlfriend in front of the grocery store, police said. Driving at a slow rate of speed due to a flat tire on his red 1992 Buick sedan, Mr. Davis made it to the westbound Long Island Expressway, but his car struck a guard rail just west of exit 71 and left the roadway shortly after 7:30 p.m.

Mr. Davis, whose last known address was on Floyd Road in Shirley, was charged with DWI drugs and third-degree assault, police said.

He was airlifted by Suffolk County police helicopter to Stony Brook University Medical Center, where he is still being treated for non-life threatening injuries, police said.

His girlfriend, who is also 52 years old and homeless, was treated and released from Peconic Bay Medical Center for treatment of injuries sustained in the assault, police said.

There were no other injuries in the incident, police said.

Correction: An earlier version of this article said the accident occurred Saturday night. A police press release listed the wrong date.