Binghamton Accepting Comments on Traffic Signals
Residents and drivers still have time to let Binghamton officials know what they think about the possibility of removing traffic signals at two city intersections.
Binghamton Traffic Board chairman Jared Kraham said decisions about the future of signals at the intersections could be made in the next few months.
Kraham said one signal being considered for removal is at Vestal and Tremont avenues on the South Side.
The other signal being reviewed is at Chenango and Robinson streets on the North Side.
The possible removal of that signal drew criticism after WNBF News reported former city councilman John Cordisco, who owns a store at that intersection, is opposed to the move.
Several people who posted online comments regarding the story expressed opposition to the change. They suggested removing the signal and using a stop sign on Robinson Street to control traffic at the intersection would compromise safety.
Kraham said those with comments or concerns about the fate of the two signals being reviewed may contact the mayor's office.
Those with comments may submit them using a form available on the Traffic Board website.
According to the site, the city "will remove as many traffic signals as safely possible" in an effort to save money.
The board's meetings are held on the second Thursday of the month at 9 a.m. in the planning conference room at City Hall.
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