New York State Department of Transportation announced it will be closing Brooksite Drive in Hauppauge from April 2 to April 6.
The southern end of Brooksite Drive, from Route 347/Nesconset Highway to Town Line Road, will be closed from 9 a.m. Monday around the clock to 3 p.m. Friday.
Eileen Peters, a DOT spokeswoman, said in a statement the Brooksite Drive closure is necessary so construction workers can bring in a large crane to construct a retaining wall. Residents will be able to access to the two affected businesses despite the closure.
The Town of Smithtown, Hauppauge Public Schools and other emergency service providers have been notified by DOT of the closure.
Construction of the retaining wall is part of the $26.8 million Route 347 greenway project, to transform 15 miles of Route 347 into an environmentally conscious, motor and pedestrian-friendly highway stretching from Hauppauge to Port Jefferson. The one-mile stretch in Hauppauge from the Route 347/454 split to the Route 111 intersection is scheduled to be completed by late summer 2012.
Work on the retaining wall is weather dependent, Peters said, and may be canceled, postponed, or prolonged due to inclement weather.
For updates on the roadway closures, motorists should call 511 or visit www.511NY.org. 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.