From the NYSDOT:

Motorists should expect lane closures beginning Monday, May 7, on Robert Moses Causeway on the Fire Island Inlet Bridge connecting Captree State Park & Robert Moses State Park in the Town of Islip, Suffolk County.

There will be a single lane traffic pattern over the two-lane bridge between 7 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.  Flag persons will be stationed to direct traffic.

Additionally, there will be full overnight closures of the bridge between 10 p.m. and 6 a.m.

These closures are expected to last one week. As with most road and bridge projects, work may be cancelled, postponed, or prolonged due to inclement weather.

Local emergency service providers and officials have been notified of these travel restrictions and repair operations.

This is part of a nearly $16 million project making necessary steel repairs to the more than 50-year-old Fire Island Inlet Bridge that will strengthen the structure.

Motorists are reminded to drive carefully through the work zone, obey any speed restrictions that may be in place, and the instructions of the flag persons for their safety & the safety of the highway work crew.

For real-time travel information, motorists should call 511 or visit or the mobile site at, New York State’s official traffic and travel information source.

The New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT) appreciates the patience and cooperation of motorists and the local community while this bridge maintenance project is undertaken to help assure the continued protection of all motorists.

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