At a press conference on Thursday, City of Binghamton Mayor Jared Kraham announced the details of the Glenwood Avenue Reconstruction Project, now underway in Binghamton.

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Work on the $1.2 million project began on Glenwood Avenue between Clinton Street and Prospect Street earlier this week, closing the street to through traffic while remaining open to local traffic for businesses. Signed detours are in place for through traffic on Clinton Street, Mygatt Street and Prospect Street.

"Glenwood Avenue serves thousands of residents traveling to work, school and businesses in the First Ward and was in terrible condition," said Mayor Kraham. "This reconstruction project will make long-overdue repairs and improvements to the street and upgrade the underground infrastructure that so many residents rely on. It's part of the City's commitment to investing in our infrastructure and making sure taxpayers receive the quality of services they desire."

The project will be funded by by Consolidated Local Street and Highway Improvement Program grant funding, Community Development Block Grant funds, federal stimulus funds and local capital bond.

As part of the reconstruction project, workers from Chicago Construction Co. Inc. will remove the trolley tracks and subbase, install new pavement, new curbs and sidewalks, and make upgrades to the underground water and sewer system. The project is expected to be complete in a little less than three months by December 1st.

The announcement of the Glenwood Avenue Reconstruction Project comes just a few weeks after Mayor Kraham announced the beginning of a major revitalization project in the Clinton Street Neighborhood Business District.

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