Greenway Project Moving at Full-Speed Despite Binghamton Foes
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 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.
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