Binghamton officials are advising motorists that they won't be able to use the Clinton Street bridge for a period of several days.

The crumbling span over the Chenango River is undergoing a $1.9 million renovation. It will be out of service starting Wednesday. It is expected to reopen on Friday, September 1. Bridge traffic will be detoured to Court Street.

An average of 20,000 vehicles a day use the bridge that links downtown Binghamton with the First Ward.

The long-delayed bridge project began in June. It includes the replacement of expansion joints and the concrete bridge overlay.

Sidewalks, lighting fixtures and decorative arches on the bridge also are being fixed.

The work is being done by R. DeVincentis Construction of Binghamton. The project is scheduled to be finished in October.

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