Off-peak, midday travel lane closures on
the Meadowbrook State Parkway (MSP) in the southbound direction are
scheduled for Thursday between the Northern State
Parkway and Hempstead Turnpike between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.
Two travel lanes will be
closed in order to repair potholes and help ensure the safety of the
approximately 97,000 motorists who use this section of the MSP each day.
most road work, this operation is weather dependent and may be canceled,
postponed, or prolonged due to inclement weather.
providers and local officials have been notified of these travel lane
closures.Motorists are being warned in
advance of these closures via portable and overhead INFORM electronic
message signs. However, drivers should use alternate routes such as
Merrick Road or Wantagh State Parkway or they will experience delays.
are reminded of the Move-Over Law that now includes all hazard vehicles
with amber lights such as tow trucks and construction vehicles. On
parkways and other major highways with multiple lanes, drivers must move
to a travel lane away from a vehicle displaying amber, red, white, or
blue flashing lights, or slow down.
Violators face moving violation
fines and points on their drivers’ licenses. Drivers should also be
aware that fines are doubled for speeding in a work zone. In accordance
with the Work Zone Safety Act, convictions of two or more speeding
violations in a work zone could result in the suspension of an
individual’s driver’s license.
For real-time travel information motorists should call 511 or visit www.511NY.org,
New York State’s official traffic and travel information source.
Motorists may also obtain travel information from the INFORM
Transportation Management Center cameras at www.INFORMNY.com and on their hand held communication devices at www.INFORMNY.mobi .
New York State Department of Transportation appreciates the patience
and cooperation of motorists during this roadway repair operation.