Single lane travel to FI

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Single lane travel to FI

Story By: STAFF WRITER
8/27/2015


ISLIP TOWN—Single lane, alternating directional travel operations are now in effect each night, Monday through Friday on the Robert Moses Causeway (RMC) Fire Island Inlet Bridge between the hours of 10 p.m. and 5 a.m. in the Town of Islip.  Southbound motorists are being stopped for a brief period while northbound motorists utilize the single available travel lane; then northbound motorists are being stopped while southbound motorists proceed.   The single lane is available at all times to emergency vehicles and the main channel of the Fire Island Inlet remains opened to mariners.  The single travel lane operations are expected to continue for about two weeks.    

This single lane travel operation is needed to perform bridge repairs to help assure the safe operation of the more than 50-year-old Fire Island Inlet Bridge.   Local emergency service providers and officials have been notified of these continued travel restrictions and repair operations.

Motorists are reminded to drive carefully through the work zone, obey the posted construction speed limit, and the instructions of the flag persons for their safety and the safety of the highway work crew.  As with most road and bridge projects, this bridge repair operation may be cancelled, postponed, or prolonged due to inclement weather. 

For real-time travel information, motorists should call 511 or visit 111.511NY.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 and on handheld communication devices at www.INFORMNY.mobi.