LUMA Poses Parking and Traffic Challenges in Binghamton
Road and parking lot closures in downtown Binghamton for the LUMA Projection Arts Festival continue to multiply, almost seeming like a closing noose for drivers trying to access the heart of the city.
Wednesday, portions of Collier Street, Exchange Street, Congdon Place and Court Street are scheduled to be closed by the afternoon.
On Thursday, State Street between Hawley and Henry Streets is to be closed by 3 p.m. Also due to close are Court Street between Water and Carroll Streets, Chenango between Court and Henry Streets and Washington Street between Hawley and Court Streets.
The lower levels of the State Street parking garage are off limits, taking dozens of parking places out of play.
Downtown businesses have been advised there will be absolutely no vehicular or motorized traffic when streets are barricaded until after the festival ends on September 8.
Employers, employees, customers and delivery trucks are advised they must make alternate plans or find different routes to access businesses.
Leave extra time to keep appointments in downtown Binghamton to accommodate detours and parking issues.