Binghamton Traffic Board Decides to Keep Signals
City officials have decided not to pull the plug on traffic and pedestrian signals at a busy intersection on Binghamton's North Side.
Signs posted at Chenango and Robinson streets several weeks ago indicated the signals were "under study for removal."
But many people who live and work in the area said eliminating the signals could result in unsafe conditions for drivers and those who walk in the neighborhood.
John Cordisco, who operates a convenience store at the intersection, said taking out the signals would have been a mistake.
Cordisco, a former city council member, advised the Binghamton traffic board of his concerns.
This week, Cordisco said he had been informed the board had decided against removing the signals. Board chairman Jared Kraham confirmed the board concluded its review of the intersection and opted not to make any changes.
Kraham said the board is continuing to study the possible removal of a traffic signal at Vestal and Tremont avenues on the South Side. He said he expects a decision on that intersection will be made this fall.
The traffic board's next meeting is scheduled for September 14 at 9 a.m. at City Hall.
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