- Friday October 8th, 2010 :: 04:47 p.m. EDT
Loop Parkway Drawbridge to be closed 24hrs Oct. 15 - Oct. 20. Use alternate route.
As issued by the NYSDOT, October 8, 2010...
Contact: Eileen Peters, (631) 952-6632
Release Date: October 08, 2010
Loop Parkway Drawbridge to Be Closed "Round the Clock, Friday, October 15, 2010 through Wednesday, October 20, 2010 in the Town of Hempstead, Nassau County
The Loop Parkway Drawbridge will be completely closed to motorists beginning 10 a.m. Friday, October 15, 2010 and continuing ‘round the clock, through 5 a.m. Wednesday, October 20, 2010. The full closure is essential and cannot be delayed. The bridge must undergo a preventive maintenance repair, which if delayed, could have a long term affect on the safe operation of the 75 year-old Loop Parkway Drawbridge. Local emergency service providers, officials and area schools have been notified of the night time closures. Motorists are being warned in advance of the closures via electronic roadway signs. Long Creek Channel access will remain open to mariners.
The Long Beach Road or Atlantic Beach bridges should be used as alternative routes. As with most road and bridge projects, this inspection operation may be cancelled, postponed, or prolonged due to inclement weather. For 24/7 up-to-date traffic and travel information, motorists should call 511 or visit www.511NY.org. In addition, travel information can be obtained 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 (NYSDOT) appreciates the patience and cooperation of motorists and the local communities while this important bridge operation is undertaken.
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