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DOT announces Route 25 lane closures starting Tuesday

Motorists should expect lane closures beginning Tuesday, Sept. 4 on Route 25 in Riverhead and Southold.

The closures will take place between Doctors Path in Riverhead and the Orient Point Ferry Mondays through Fridays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., according to the New York State Department of Transportation.

The 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, the Department of Transportation said in a statement. This $2.6 million project covers work on 54 miles of East End roads.

The project is scheduled to be completed in the fall 2019, however, work may be cancelled, postponed or prolonged due to inclement weather.

The Department of Transportation is urging motorists to be careful when driving through work zones by obeying speed restrictions and the instructions of the flag persons.

The New York State Department of Transportation and the Governor’s Traffic Safety Committee recently 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 drivers that flagging personnel are not attempting to disrupt traffic – they are doing their jobs and want to get home safely at the end of each work day.

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

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