The $22 million Route 434 Greenway from downtown Binghamton into Vestal is taking shape.

Construction workers have been busy along the Vestal Parkway and in a residential neighborhood on the city's South Side after tree-clearing work that started in January.

Some people who live near Vestal Avenue and Ivanhoe Road fought the state Department of Transportation's plan to build a connecting path to the Greenway trail. Their efforts to prevent the link from being built were unsuccessful.

A few signs expressing opposition to the project remain posted in the neighborhood.

The construction project is closing one eastbound lane of Route 434 in Binghamton.

A section of the future Greenway along Route 434 in Binghamton. (Photo: Bob Joseph/WNBF News)

A water line will be installed starting at Murray Hill Road on the east side of the Binghamton University campus. Drainage work will be done along Vestal Avenue.

The 2.5-mile shared pedestrian and bicycle pathway is expected to be completed by the summer of 2023.

Workers at a construction site on Vestal Avenue at Ivanhoe Road on April 7, 2021. (Photo: Bob Joseph/WNBF News)
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