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Flanders Road Lane Shifts Begin Sunday

Motorists are advised that nighttime travel lane shifts and closures will begin Sunday, August 30, on NY Route 24/Flanders Road in the Town of Southampton.

The nighttime construction will be in effect Sunday through Thursday nights between 10 p.m. and 6 a.m. between Oak Avenue and the traffic circle for approximately two weeks, weather permitting. A single travel lane will be closed in either the northbound or southbound directions but lanes will be shifted to allow a single northbound and southbound travel lane to remain open during construction operations.

These travel lane closures are needed to complete the New York State Department of Transportation’s $5.2 million project to repave 7 miles of Flanders Road between County Road 63/Lake Avenue and Old Riverhead Road. To accomplish construction, keep the roadway open and minimize the impact on residents, businesses and motorists, construction on shorter sections of Flanders Road have been utilized and this last 1.6-mile section is being performed at night. Local officials, businesses, and emergency service providers have been notified about the repaving project.

The top layer of the worn, distressed pavement is being removed then replaced with new asphalt and fresh pavement markings including bike lane striping and more visible pedestrian crosswalks. When completed, these pavement repairs will improve motorists’ safety and help maintain the integrity of Flanders Road, according to the New York State Department of Transportation.

Motorists are being warned in advance of the construction operations on portable electronic road signs. Drivers who cannot use alternate routes are reminded to drive carefully through the work zone for their safety as well as the safety of the highway work crew.

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