New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT) Commissioner Joan McDonald announced construction is set to begin on a $5.4 million project to resurface 3.2 mi. (5 km) of N.Y. Route 27/Sunrise Highway in the Town of Babylon, Suffolk County between the Nassau/Suffolk border and North Monroe Avenue in Lindenhurst.
The project includes removing the worn top layer of pavement from all eastbound and westbound N.Y. Route 27/Sunrise Highway travel lanes, making needed base repairs, and then resurfacing the roadway with new asphalt overlay and new pavement markings. Crews will clean and repair drainage as needed and make minor sidewalk improvements to meet American with Disabilities Act (ADA) requirements.
The repaving work is expected to begin this summer and will be performed in stages on shorter sections of N.Y. Route 27/Sunrise Highway during off-peak, nighttime hours between 10 p.m. and 6 a.m. At least one travel lane will remain open at all times.
"Under the leadership of Gov. Cuomo we are restoring Long Island roadways to smoother, safer conditions after this unusually harsh winter caused damage to many Long Island roadways," Commissioner McDonald said. "With off-peak, nighttime construction, we are putting drivers first, ensuring roadwork disruptions are kept to a minimum, and providing a more enjoyable ride for the more than 50,000 drivers who use this section of Sunrise Highway each day."
The project is being performed by Posillico Civil Inc. of Farmingdale, N.Y., under contract with NYSDOT and is scheduled to be completed in spring 2015.