Traffic to Be Detoured for Removal of IBM Country Club Walkway
A busy route between Endwell and Johnson City will be closed to traffic for a short time to allow demolition crews to take down an IBM Country Club pedestrian bridge.
The walkway over Watson Boulevard in the town of Union was used by people to safely cross the street between the main country club complex and athletic facilities next to the Route 17 expressway.
Project superintendent Jon Cary said planning for the bridge removal operation is being finalized. He said the tentative date for the work is January 18.
Town of Union representatives have been involved in planning for the detour that will be needed while to walkway is being taken down.
Cary said the work is expected to take part of a day to complete.
Gorick Construction crews have been busy with the massive demolition project at the former country club site for nearly two months.
Most of the work to remove what remained of the club's old swimming pools has been completed.
Cary said the demolition job is on track to be completed by the end of January.
The site is being cleared for construction of a 75-unit apartment complex to be developed by LeChase and Conifer Realty. Groundbreaking for the project is planned for this spring.
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