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Town of Riverhead

Daytime Lane Closures Expected on State Route 25
Posted on Friday August 31, 2018
For Immediate Release: August 30, 2018 Contact: Stephen Canzoneri | | (631) 952-6633

Daytime Lane Closures Expected on State Route 25
in the Towns of Riverhead & Southold

Motorists should expect weekday daytime closures beginning Tuesday, September 4 on State Route 25 in the Towns of Riverhead and Southold.
Lane closures will take place between Doctors Path and the Orient Point Ferry on Mondays through Fridays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Variable message signs have been placed in the area to relay detailed closure and detour information.

These closures are needed to perform preventative maintenance to the pavement by sealing cracks in the asphalt to extend the life of the road’s surface. This $2.6 million project covers work on 54 miles of the East End’s state roads with full completion scheduled for fall 2019.
As with most road projects, work may be cancelled, postponed, or prolonged due to inclement weather.
Motorists are reminded to drive carefully through the work zone, obey any speed restrictions that may be in place, and the instructions of the flag persons for their safety & the safety of the highway work crew.

Recently, the New York State Department of Transportation and the Governor’s Traffic Safety Committee unveiled a new public service announcement and social media campaign focused on the importance of respecting flagging personnel. This year’s work zone safety campaign, “Flaggers have families too,” is designed to remind motorists that flagging personnel are not attempting to disrupt traffic – simply doing their jobs and want to get home safely at the end of each work day. The PSA can be viewed here & here.

For real-time travel information, motorists should call 511 or visit or the mobile site at, New York State’s official traffic and travel information source.

NYSDOT appreciates the patience and cooperation of motorists and the local community while this project is undertaken to help assure the continued protection of all motorists.

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Town of Riverhead Long Island
200 Howell Avenue
Riverhead, NY 11901
Phone: 631-727-3200

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