Workers preparing to leave after the first day of paving operations on Riverside Drive. [Bob Joseph/WNBF News][/caption]

Drivers on Binghamton's West Side can expect delays for the rest of the week as paving operations continue on Riverside Drive.

A freshly-paved section of Riverside Drive near Lourdes Hospital. [Bob Joseph/WNBF News][/caption]

City officials say the paving work is expected to be done by Friday.

Crews are putting the finishing touches on a major reconstruction project costing about $6 million.

The resurfacing is being done between the Johnson City line and Beethoven Street. The paving started Tuesday morning.

Motorists will continue to be detoured on Leroy Street and side streets on the West Side until the paving operations are wrapped up.

The first phase of the Riverside Drive project which covered the section between Beethoven and Front streets began in July 2014.

Drivers turning from Riverside Drive onto West End Avenue on May 24, 2016. [Bob Joseph/WNBF News][/caption]For breaking news and updates on developing stories, follow @BinghamtonNow on Twitter.