A section of North Road in Hampton Bays will be closed for nearly two months starting on Sept. 10 as construction crews continue to upgrade a 105-year-old bridge.
The construction project comes as announced nearly a year ago, as the Metropolitan Transit Authority, which oversees the Long Island Rail Road, improves an aging infrastructure and upgrades the Montauk line.
“Rebuilding these bridges, the oldest of which has stood for more than 100 years, will provide a much-needed boost to the economy on the East End of Long Island by creating construction jobs and making travel on the Montauk Branch smoother and more reliable,” LIRR President Helena Williams said.
Construction is expected to last through the end of October. Drivers can expect to see detour signs utilizing Peconic Road as a go-around. Signs are expected to start warning drivers of the detour on Monday.
In addition to the North Highway bridge, two other bridges in Hampton Bays are part of the plan to improve the line: the Montauk Highway bridge and Shinnecock Canal bridge.