While some people have the day off for Columbus Day, the New York State Department of Transportation says there are new parts of the Prospect Mountain project starting October 14.

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Some of the most notable changes this week is the reduction to one lane of traffic on Route 17 in both directions roughly between Airport Road and the 17-81 split and 81 between Broad Avenue and Port Dickinson.  The D.O.T. says motorists can expect long traffic delays during the daytime hours through Friday, October 18.  Those lane closures are for pavement marking operations.

There will also be also be alternating lane closures controlled by flaggers on Route 7, Bevier Street and Broad Avenue.

All the work is weather-dependent.

Here is the complete information from the New York State Department of Transportation:

TRAVELER ADVISORY

Prospect Mountain Construction Will Impact Traffic in the city of Binghamton on Starting on Monday October 14, 2019 

Starting Monday, October 14, 2019, NY 17 East will be reduced to one lane between Exit 71 (Airport Rd.) and Exit 4A (Binghamton/Port Dickinson) for pavement marking operations.  This work will take place between 7 a.m. and 3 p.m. and is weather dependent. Please expect long traffic delays for this operation. 

Starting Monday, October 14, 2019, NY 17 West will be reduced to one lane between the I81 South/NY 17 West split and Exit 71N (Airport Rd.) for pavement marking operations.  This work will take place between 7 a.m. and 3 p.m. and is weather dependent. Please expect long traffic delays for this operation.

Starting Monday, October 14, 2019, through Friday, October 18, 2019, I81 North/NY 17 West will be reduced to one lane between Exit 3 (Broad Ave.) and Exit 4A (Binghamton/Port Dickinson) for pavement marking operations. This work will take place between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. daily and is weather dependent. Please expect long traffic delays during these times for this operation. 

Starting Monday, October 14, 2019, through Friday, October 18, 2019, I81 South will be reduced to one lane between Exit 5 (Front St.) and Broad Ave. for pavement marking operations. This work will take place between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. daily and is weather dependent. Please expect long traffic delays during these times for this operation. 

Starting Monday, October 14, 2019, through Friday, October 18, 2019, there will be periodic, alternating lane closures with flagging on NY 7 South between Bevier St. and the Exit 4 interchange for roadway reconstruction work. This work will take place between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. daily and is weather dependent. 

Starting Monday, October 14, 2019, through Friday, October 18, 2019, there will be periodic, alternating lane closures with flagging on NY 7 North between Robinson St. and Frederick St. for roadway reconstruction work. This work will take place between 7 a.m. and 3 p.m. daily and is weather dependent. 

Starting Monday, October 14, 2019, through Friday, October 18, 2019, there will be flagging operations on Front Street between Prospect St. and Bevier St. for utility work.  This work will take place between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. daily and is weather dependent. 

Starting Monday, October 14, 2019, through Friday, October 18, 2019, there will be periodic, alternating lane closures on Broad Ave. from Abbott St. to Bevier St. for pavement marking operations. Flaggers will be on site controlling single lane traffic through the work area. This work will take place between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. daily and is weather dependent. 

Starting Monday, October 14, 2019, through Friday, October 18, 2019, there will be periodic, alternating lane closures on Bevier Street from Chenango St. to Broad Avenue for asphalt and cleaning operations. Flaggers will be on site controlling single lane traffic through the work area. This work will take place between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. daily and is weather dependent. 

Motorists are reminded that fines are doubled for work zone infractions.  In accordance with the Work Zone Safety Act of 2005, convictions of two or more violations in a work zone could result in the suspension of the driver’s license. 

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