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Drivers Warned Nightly Closures on Route 111

Department of Transportation closes Route 111 at Route 347 intersection Sunday - Thursday for next two weeks to finish drainage installation.

 

New York state officials have announced sections of Route 111/Wheeler Road will be closed overnight during the next two weeks. 

New York State Department of Transportation said Route 111/Wheeler Road will be closed just north and south of Route 347 in Hauppauge, in small segments over the next two weeks to complete drainage work under the Route 347 reconstruction project. 

"These closures are needed to perform drainage work that would be too disruptive to the high volume of traffic during the day," according to the DEC's notification. 

Electronic signs along Route 347 warn motorists of the road closures, who are advised to plan an alternative route. 

The drainage improvements being installed are part of the $26.8 million Route 347 greenway project. The DOT began work on the road more than a year ago to transform the North Shore artery into the Long Island's first greenway, a roadway conceived with pedestrians and the environment in mind. The area outside the diner is only part of phase one. When that segment is finished, the workers will move down the road.

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