Nassau County Alternate Deputy Presiding Officer Howard Kopel is letting residents know that the New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT) has announced that mid-day, off-peak lane closures have started between Burnside Avenue and Rockaway Turnpike from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday through Friday. A single travel lane will remain open at all times. According to the NYSDOT, these lane closures are necessary to perform drainage improvement and repave this section of NY 878.
“These repairs are long overdue, but just the beginning of what needs to be done on NY 878,” said Legislator Kopel. “I will continue to advocate for the changes and improvements that we really need.”
Highway 878 faces continual and intolerable congestion, which poses a safety risk for the hundreds of thousands of residents who would need to use it as an evacuation route. Legislator Kopel has worked in a bipartisan fashion to try and resolve the many issues facing motorists who use Highway 878, meeting with Senator Charles Schumer and Assemblyman Phil Goldfeder to work towards a resolution.