Motorists are advised that two of three westbound NY Route 27/Sunrise Highway travel lanes will be closed nightly beginning Monday, October 17, 2016 at the Wellwood Avenue Bridge in the Town of Babylon, Suffolk County. These nightly closures will be in effect Monday through Friday, between 10 p.m. and 6 a.m. for about one week weather permitting. They are needed to install beams for the new Wellwood Avenue Bridge. In addition to the two-lane closures, there will be brief, intermittent full stoppages to all westbound NY Route 27 traffic while the beams are erected. Otherwise, only a single NY Route 27 westbound lane will remain open to motorists. All Wellwood Avenue entrance and exit ramps will remain open.
Drivers are being warned in advance of the two-lane NY Route 27 westbound lane closures via electronic road signs but should plan ahead and take alternate routes to avoid delays. Emergency service providers, local businesses, elected officials and the Town of Babylon are being notified. These closures are weather dependent and may be canceled or postponed due to inclement weather.
These closures are part of the $20.4 million New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT) project demolish and reconstruct the Wellwood Avenue/CR 3 Bridge over NY Route 27/Sunrise Highway. This design-build project will improve safety for pedestrians, bicyclists and the approximately 90,000 motorists who travel over and under this bridge each day.
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.
The New York State Department of Transportation appreciates the patience and cooperation of motorists during this important bridge repair operation.