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Binghamton Bridge Deemed Safe, Despite “Settling”

Motorists may have noticed some signs of movement in a precast concrete section under a recently-opened highway bridge in Binghamton.

Although it appears a portion of concrete arch superstructure above Chenango Street has slipped a few inches, a state Department of Transportation spokesman said there's no safety problem

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New Binghamton Highway Bridge Opening

A newly-constructed bridge over the Chenango River in Binghamton is scheduled to be put into operation early Friday.

According to the state Department of Transportation, the Route 17 westbound bridge over the river is to close at 9 p

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

Trees Planted Near Binghamton Highway Project

Dozens of trees are being planted in Binghamton adjacent to the Prospect Mountain project at the junction of Route 17 and Interstate 81.

Workers began the plantings this week along Prospect Street, west of the Front Street intersection

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

Traffic Pattern Changes At Binghamton Interchange

This is a transitional week for traffic at a busy interstate highway interchange in Binghamton.

Traffic pattern changes are being implemented as part of the Prospect Mountain Project.

Drivers should expect delays in the work zone and consider alternate routes, if possible

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

More Noise Barriers Installed In Binghamton

Workers are erecting additional noise barrier walls in Binghamton as part of the Prospect Mountain Project.

Traffic on the eastern end of Prospect Street is limited to one lane while crews are putting wall components in place

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

Binghamton Highway Project Work To Resume

Major construction work on the Prospect Mountain project at the Route 17/Interstate 81 interchange should get underway again within a few weeks.

David Hamburg, a spokesman for the New York State Department of Transportation, says operations on the project in the city of Binghamton and the town of Dickinson likely will resume late this month

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

Binghamton Blasting Means More Slowdowns

Drivers traveling through Binghamton should be prepared for additional rolling slowdowns on Route 17 and Interstate 81 this week.

According to the New York State Department of Transportation, more rock blasting is planned over the next several days

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

Binghamton Highway Exit Closed For Reconstruction

Thousands of Binghamton commuters will be using alternate routes to head into the downtown business district for the next two months.

The Front Street exit off Route 17 eastbound has been closed as part of the Prospect Mountain construction project

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

Binghamton Drivers Prepare For Lane Closures

The state Department of Transportation is alerting drivers to potential delays in connection with the Prospect Mountain project near the 17/81 split in Binghamton.

Traffic slowdowns should be expected on Route 17 and Interstate 81 in the work zone

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

Binghamton Drivers Urged To Avoid Work Zone

The state Department of Transportation is asking for some help from Binghamton commuters over the next several months.

Agency officials are hoping people who routinely drive through the area of the Prospect Mountain construction project at the Route 17/Interstate 81 interchange will look for alternate routes, especially during morning and afternoon rush hours

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