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DOT announces upcoming road closures on westbound LIE at 48th Street in Queens

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(Photo courtesy of The New York State Department of Transportation)

The New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT) announced that closures will take place on the exit ramp from the lower level of westbound Long Island Expressway (I-495) to westbound Long Island Expressway (Midtown Tunnel/Manhattan) at 48th Street in Queens, on or about Oct. 27 through Nov. 7.

This closure will be implemented on Thursday morning, Oct. 27, and Wednesday morning, Nov. 2, from 12:01 a.m. to approximately 5 a.m. each morning, as well as Friday nights at 8 p.m. and continuing through Monday mornings at approximately 5 a.m.

NYSDOT advises motorists wanting to access the exit should instead take the exit ramp to eastbound Brooklyn-Queens Expressway (48th Street) and follow the signed detour.

These closures will allow NYSDOT to work on a $13 million pavement preservation project taking place in Queens, Brooklyn and Richmond counties.

For up-to-date travel information, call 511, visit 511NY.org or download the free 511NY mobile app.

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