New York State Department of Transportation announced it will be closing portions of Sunrise Highway in the Town of Islip Friday.
The eastbound left travel lane from Exit 41 (Robert Moses Causeway) to Exit 43 (Fifth Avenue) from Exit 48 (Round Swamp Road) to Exit 52 (Commack Road) will be closed Friday, Feb. 22 from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.
The westbound left travel lane will be closed at the same exits on friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
The DOT said in a statement the emergency closures are necessary to repair a collapsed catch basin in the median of Sunrise Highway.
Motorists are advised to avoid the area of the closures.
Under New York State law, speeding fines are doubled in a work zone.
For updates on the roadway closures, motorists should call 511 or visit www.511NY.org. 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.