On Wednesday October 15, 2008, Hofstra University will be hosting the Presidential Debate. The Nassau County Police Department is advising the public of the following traffic conditions and road closures due to this event:
Earl Ovington Blvd will be closed to all traffic between Hempstead Turnpike and Charles Lindberg Blvd.
No commercial traffic will be allowed on Hempstead Turnpike between Oak Street and Merrick Ave between the hours of 10:00 AM and 1:00 AM on the day of the debate. Westbound commercial traffic will be diverted at Merrick Ave and Hempstead Turnpike and eastbound commercial traffic will be diverted at Oak Street and Hempstead Turnpike.
All lanes of Hempstead Turnpike will remain open to passenger vehicles. However motorists should expect periodic delays on Hempstead Turnpike and vicinity due to intermittent road closings throughout the day especially in the vicinity of Hofstra University's main entrance and the Nassau Coliseum.
The Nassau County Police Department is advising that citizens avail themselves of alternate routes and should if possible avoid travel in the area of the Nassau Coliseum and Hofstra University on the day of the debate.
Commercial traffic restrictions mentioned above will be effect from approximately 10:00 AM October 15, 2008 to approximately 1:00 AM October 16, 2008.