A trip over the Clinton Street Bridge between downtown Binghamton and the First Ward should soon be less jarring.

City public works crews are making repairs to expansion joints on the span over the Chenango River.

The joints had deteriorated in recent years, resulting in an ongoing annoyance for the thousands of drivers who use the bridge every day.

Signs alerting motorists to the condition were erected last January.

City engineer Philip Krey had said some temporary steps were taken to address the problem until more extensive repair work could begin.

Drivers may encounter some lane restrictions while the work is in progress.