Hofstra debate traffic info from Nassau police

Nassau police are alerting motorists to traffic closures in place due to the presidential debate at Hofstra University on Monday, Sept. 26.

The last presidential debate between Donald Trump and

The last presidential debate between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton will be on Oct. 19, 2016. (Credit: Getty Images / Joe Raedle; Justin Sullivan)

HEMPSTEAD - On Monday, September 26th, Hofstra University will be hosting the first of three Presidential Debates.

Traffic in the area of Hofstra University will be severely impacted.

Roadways bordering on Hofstra University will be closed to all vehicular traffic as follows:

From 5 AM until midnight on Monday September 26th Charles Lindberg Boulevard, and Earl Ovington Boulevard will be closed.

Beginning at Noon on Monday, September 26 and ending at midnight:

Hempstead Turnpike will be closed to all traffic between Oak Street and Merrick Avenue by Eisenhower Park.

Oak Street will be closed from Hempstead Turnpike, North to Westbury Boulevard.

Eastbound and Westbound traffic in this area should use alternate routes such as Front St, Old Country Road., or Stewart Avenue.

Lawrence Street in Uniondale will be one-way Northbound only from  Hempstead Turnpike  to Westbury Boulevard.

Courtenay Road in Hempstead will be one-way Southbound from Hempstead Turnpike to Front Street.

No on street parking will be permitted on both Lawrence Street and Courtenay Road on Monday September 26th.

There will be no access to Hempstead Turnpike from Front Street. Residents and other local traffic only will be permitted.

The following streets will be one-way Southbound for one block South of Hempstead Turnpike:

Manor Parkway

Marvin Avenue

Walton Avenue

Gilroy Avenue

Cunningham Avenue

The Nassau County Police Department is advising that citizens avail themselves of alternate routes and should avoid travel in the area of the Nassau Coliseum and Hofstra University on the day of the debate.


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