Binghamton, Vestal Traffic Delays Over for Now in “Greenway” Zone
Drivers won't encounter backups and lane closures for a few months along the route of the future Greenway trail between Binghamton and Vestal.
The state Department of Transportation said construction work on the $25 million project has been completed for the season.
Operations in on Route 434 are scheduled to resume in the spring.
For months, motorists traveling along the two-and-a-half mile Vestal Parkway work zone have been faced with lengthy delays and changing traffic patterns.
The Greenway will provide a link between Murray Hill Road on the east side of the Binghamton University campus and Pennsylvania Avenue on Binghamton's South Side.
Preliminary site work for the project started in November 2020. According to the DOT, the substantial completion date for the job is May of next year.
The cost of the Greenway has been increasing. The price tag initially was put at something under $20 million. The contract award cost was listed as $22.2 million.
The state now reports more than $3 million in cost increases have been approved for the project.
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