Work On Northern State


Motorists are advised that the right lane of eastbound Northern State Parkway (NSP) is being closed during mid day, off-peak hours between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. for a short distance between exits 35 and 36, east of the NSP entrance ramp from the eastbound Long Island Expressway (LIE/I-495), in Jericho in the Town of Oyster Bay, Nassau County.  northern statesThere are also brief intermittent closures of travel lanes on this ramp during the same time period.  Following completion of the eastbound NSP work, a single travel lane will be closed on westbound NSP in the same vicinity between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. These closures are needed for the installation of the infrared over-height vehicle detection system to prevent commercial trucks from entering the Parkway and striking low bridges that were built in the 1930s and 1940s.   Work necessitating these lane closures is expected to be completed on Thursday, September 1, 2016.


Drivers are being warned in advance of the closings via INFORM overhead as well as roadside electronic road signs and should take an alternate route to avoid delays. Emergency service providers and the Town of Oyster Bay have been notified about this NSP ramp closure. These closures are weather dependent and may be canceled, postponed or prolonged due to inclement weather.


For real-time travel information motorists should call 511 or visit, New York State’s official traffic and travel information source. Motorists may also obtain travel information from the INFORM Transportation Management Center cameras at  The New York State Department of Transportation appreciates the patience and cooperation of motorists during this important road repair operation.

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Elizabeth Johnson is 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.