Overnight Work On The Long Island Expressway


Motorists should expect speed restrictions while overnight lane marking operations continue during the week of Monday, September 17 on Interstate 495 (Long Island Expressway) in the Towns of North Hempstead & Oyster Bay in Nassau County & the Towns of Huntington, Smithtown, & Islip in Suffolk County.


Crews are scheduled to repaint lane markings for entrance and exit ramps at these locations during the off-peak overnight hours of 9:30 p.m. and 5 a.m. on the following days:

  • Monday and Tuesday: eastbound between exit 37 (Searingtown Road) & exit 57 (State Route 454);
  • Tuesday: the above locations and westbound between exit 57 & exit 49 (State Route 110);
  • Wednesday, Thursday, & Friday: westbound between exit 57 & exit 32 (Little Neck Parkway).


Ramps and travel lanes will remain open while workers apply new paint during the pavement marking. However, speed will be reduced while work is being done.

This work along the Long Island Expressway is expected to be finished next month.

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Elizabeth Johnson is former editor of Manhasset Press and Manhasset Press Magazine. Growing up in nearby Garden City and attending New York University, she is well-versed in the locale and knowledgeable about the beat she covers. Her community involvement is extensive and includes the Manhasset SCA, Kiwanis International, Manhasset Chamber of Commerce, St. Mary’s Church, and various civic and local charitable organizations. Curious by nature, her travels, community service, love of the arts as well as local sports give her the inside view to unique content. During her time at Anton, she has received several awards from the New York Press Association and the Press Club of LI, including the coveted "Best Community Newspaper" several years in a row.


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