DOT: LIE in need of major safety upgrades

? The Long Island Expressway is in need of major safety upgrades, according to a new road safety assessment by the Department of Transportation.The agency

WOODBURY - ? The Long Island Expressway is in need of major safety upgrades, according to a new road safety assessment by the Department of Transportation.

The agency says the 7-mile stretch between exits 35 and 41 needs emergency pull off areas, speeding control cameras and better lighting.

Sen. Charles Schumer says the state should apply for federal funds to make improvements.

Click HERE to view the LIE safety report.

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