Nighttime Sunrise Highway closures at Wellwood Avenue are expected to start on Wednesday, July 7, for a bridge replacement project, the state Department of Transportation announced today.

One or two eastbound and/or westbound lanes will be closed between 10 p.m. and 5 a.m., Monday through Friday, for about a month, DOT officials said.

On Friday nights in the eastbound direction, closures will be in effect between midnight and 6 a.m.

The nightly closures are in addition to the intermittent daytime closures at the Wellwood Avenue overpass that are in effect Monday through Friday between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. 

At least one travel lane in each direction of Wellwood Avenue and Sunrise will remain open to traffic throughout the construction, reads a DOT advisory.

The $20.4 million construction of a new bridge will improve safety for pedestrians, bicyclists and the approximately 90,000 motorists who travel over and under this bridge each day, officials said.

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

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