Construction project closes lanes on Route 25 bridge over LIE


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.

The New York State Department of Transportation urged travelers in a news release to use other roads to avoid excessive delays.

“The [DOT] appreciates the patience and cooperation of motorists during this important bridge rehabilitation operation,” the release stated.

The $10.2-million project has been underway for several weeks, according to the news release. To modernize the “aging” bridge, workers will replace the bridge deck and “deteriorated” structural pieces, the state DOT said.

Drainage improvements, sidewalk enhancements, new guiderails and a fresh paintjob are also included in the project.

“As with most road work, this operation is weather dependent and may be canceled, postponed or prolonged due to inclement weather,” the release stated. “Emergency service providers and local officials have been notified of these travel lane closures.