Lanes on the L.I. Expressway will be closed for re-striping during the overnight hours this week. Image: Google Maps

Motorists should expect overnight lane closures again this week on the L.I. Expressway for pavement marking operations, the State DOT announced.

The eastbound HOV and left lanes between Exit 32 and Exit 73 will be closed between 9:30 p.m. and 5 a.m. on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday nights this week.

The westbound HOV and left lanes between Exit 52 and Exit 46 will be closed Thursday night between 9:30 p.m. and 5 a.m.

The westbound left and center lanes will be closed between Exit 73 and Exit 64 will be closed Friday night between 9:30 p.m. and 5 a.m.

The work is the continuation of a $6.9 million project to restripe lane markings on the L.I. Expressway and 13 other state roads in both Nassau and Suffolk counties, the DOT said in a press release. Each roadway is normally repainted on a three-year cycle to ensure adequate markings are in place as well as modify existing markings to address safety concerns, the DOT said. Completion of work on this road is expected in the fall.

As with most road projects, work may be cancelled, postponed, or prolonged due to inclement weather. Message signs will be used to alert motorists to the work schedule and any updates.

“Motorists are reminded to drive carefully through the work zone, obey any speed restrictions that may be in place, and the instructions of the flag persons for their safety and the safety of the highway work crew,” the DOT said.

For real-time travel information, motorists should call 511, visit, or follow @nysdotli on Twitter and @NYSDOT on Facebook.

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