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Delays and detours affecting traffic on two heavily-used streets in Binghamton's First Ward continue. But drivers can expect some relief in the next few weeks.

Work on a project to lower the roadway on Front Street near the Clinton Street intersection began in late June.

Crews have been busy installing new utility lines ahead of the street reconstruction.

At some points during the project, traffic has been detoured around the work zone. At other times, one lane on Front Street is open but drivers can encounter lengthy waits.

The roadway is being lowered in an effort to resolve ongoing problems with too-tall trucks getting stuck under the railroad bridge.

Mayor Richard David says the city is monitoring progress on the Front Street project. He expects the work will be complete "in the next 30 days or so."