Vestal Parkway Drivers Beware! New Signals Installed at Busy Spot
Another traffic signal system is being added to the heavily traveled Vestal Parkway corridor.
Electronic message signs indicate the new signals at the intersection with Plaza Drive are scheduled to go into operation on Tuesday.
A state Department of Transportation spokesperson did not know what time the signals would be activated.
The busy intersection is being signalized as part of the $25 million Route 434 Greenway project between the Binghamton University campus and downtown Binghamton.
Pedestrian signals will help people using the Greenway cross Plaza Drive. A striped crosswalk has been added at the intersection.
The WICZ-TV studios and the Residence Inn are located west of Plaza Drive. University Plaza with dozens of businesses and hundreds of student apartments is located east of Plaza Drive.
During the day, westbound motorists on the Parkway wishing to make a left turn onto Plaza Drive will wait until a green arrow signal is displayed.
A DOT study indicated the signals at the intersection could result in a 15 to 20 second delay during busy periods for eastbound drivers. The report indicated additional stops and queuing could increase the potential for rear-end crashes for eastbound motorists approaching Plaza Drive.
Workers for Binghamton Road Electric were working on the new signals at the intersection Monday afternoon.
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