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Lane Closures on Meadowbrook Parkway Thursday

Off-peak, midday travel lane closures of southbound Meadowbrook State Parkway.

Off-peak, midday travel lane closures on the Meadowbrook State Parkway (MSP) in the southbound direction are scheduled for Thursday between the Northern State Parkway and Hempstead Turnpike between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.
 
Two travel lanes will be closed in order to repair potholes and help ensure the safety of the approximately 97,000 motorists who use this section of the MSP each day.  As with most road work, this operation is weather dependent and may be canceled, postponed, or prolonged due to inclement weather. 

Emergency service providers and local officials have been notified of these travel lane closures. Motorists are being warned in advance of these closures via portable and overhead INFORM electronic message signs.  However, drivers should use alternate routes such as Merrick Road or Wantagh State Parkway or they will experience delays.   

Drivers are reminded of the Move-Over Law that now includes all hazard vehicles with amber lights such as tow trucks and construction vehicles. On parkways and other major highways with multiple lanes, drivers must move to a travel lane away from a vehicle displaying amber, red, white, or blue flashing lights, or slow down. 

Violators face moving violation fines and points on their drivers’ licenses. Drivers should also be aware that fines are doubled for speeding in a work zone.  In accordance with the Work Zone Safety Act, convictions of two or more speeding violations in a work zone could result in the suspension of an individual’s driver’s license.  

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  and on their hand held communication devices at www.INFORMNY.mobi .   

The New York State Department of Transportation appreciates the patience and cooperation of motorists during this roadway repair operation.

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