Sections of Crumbling Binghamton Floodwall Being Repaired
A multiyear project to repair three sections of an 80-year-old floodwall in the city of Binghamton is underway.
Construction crews have been at work on a crumbling portion of the protective wall along the Susquehanna River.
The first phase of the project is occurring along Court Street east of Tompkins Street and Brandywine Avenue. One eastbound traffic lane is closed while the work is underway.
A spokesperson for the state Office of General Services said the portions of the floodwall being repaired were constructed in the 1940s.
In addition to the Court Street section, work is planned along North Shore Drive and the Riverwalk.
The repairs will include concrete rehabilitation and application of a paint coating system, along with railing replacement. Curb and asphalt repair and replacement also are planned.
According to the OGS spokesperson, the work along Court Street "is the most substantial repair due to its condition and adjacency to a heavily trafficked road."
The paint coating on the wall along Court Street will be applied when warmer weather returns next year.
The overall floodwall repair project is scheduled to be completed in February 2025.
VIDEO: Construction crews at the Court Street floodwall rehabilitation site.
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