Prospect Mountain Project

Out of Service
Workers are slowly but surely taking down another half-century-old Binghamton highway bridge as part of the Prospect Mountain project.
Bridge Work
A bone-jarring section of Interstate 81 in the Prospect Mountain work zone in the city of Binghamton is being repaved.
Popular and Illegal
An easy-to-access area under a Binghamton highway interchange has become a new hot spot for fishing. It may be popular but it's also illegal.
Let There Be Lights
Dozens of lights have now been installed and put in service in the Prospect Mountain Project work zone in Binghamton. Crews have put more than 100 lights in place in the area of the Route 17/Interstate 81 interchange in recent weeks. The new lights are along the highway and also underneath the bridge at the Mygatt Street exit and the bridge over Chenango Street...
Still "Future 86"
Drivers on the Southern Tier Expressway in Binghamton may have noticed an "Interstate 86" sign along the highway in recent weeks. Although Route 17 is being upgraded to interstate status, the blue-and-red "I-86" marker just east of the town of Dickinson line shouldn't have been there...
Interchange Traffic Pattern Changes
Drivers should expect another traffic pattern change in the Prospect Mountain Project workzone in Binghamton. The new traffic pattern is scheduled for Thursday. State transportation officials say eastbound traffic on Route 17 heading to Interstate 81 North will be diverted from the left lane to a single lane connector ramp...
Travel alert
Drivers who plan to travel through the Prospect Mountain Project work zone in Binghamton should be prepared for lane restrictions and possible delays. According to the state Department of Transportation, Route 17 eastbound will be reduced to one lane between Airport Road (Exit 71) and Front Street (Exit 72) from Wednesday evening through early Thursday morning...

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