Endicott’s McKinley Avenue to Close for Huron Campus Work
A busy Endicott street is scheduled to be out of service for more than two weeks as crews remove unused equipment from Huron Campus buildings.
McKinley Avenue will be closed to vehicles and pedestrians between North Street and Watson Boulevard for the planned work.
Chris Pelto, who oversees Huron Campus operations, said the section of McKinley Avenue is expected to be closed at 7 a.m. Monday. The roadway is to reopen on April 5.
The same roadway was shut down for about two weeks late last year for the demolition of an unused pedestrian walkway.
Pelto said ductwork and other obsolete mechanical equipment will be removed from the upper portions of buildings 41 and 18.
Gorick Construction and Rogers Industrial Specialists will be performing the work west of McKinley Avenue.
Crews have been busy in recent days doing some work atop one of the structures.
The ductwork and other items being removed were installed decades ago as part of IBM's manufacturing operations. They haven't been used for years.
Bigger changes are ahead for the Huron Campus property. Five vacant buildings east of McKinley Avenue are to be demolished later this year. That project will clear a portion of the site that is expected to be used in conjunction with lithium ion battery development and manufacturing.