An $18.5 million project to remove a building that had housed BAE Systems in the Town of Union is almost finished.

Signs warn that unauthorized people are not allowed on the Main Street site. (Photo: Bob Joseph/WNBF News)

Demolition work on the 600,000-square-foot complex began a year ago. The final large portions of the structure at 600 Main Street in Westover were removed from site several weeks ago.

The site just west of the Village of Johnson City was rendered useless by the flooding of September 2011. An estimated 16 million gallons of water poured into the complex where about 1,100 people had worked on a range of programs for BAE Systems.

The company moved its local operations to the Huron Campus in Endicott shortly after the flood.

The federal government is footing the bill for the demolition, which is expected to cost at least $17.3 million. An environmental assessment for the project cost $1.2 million.

The clearing of the 27-acre site now gives passing drivers a direct view of the former Goudey Station generating plant, which had been operated by NYSEG and AES for decades.

Crews are expected to finish work at the property by March 28.

The federal government is expected to turn over the property to the Town of Union. (Photo: Bob Joseph/WNBF News)

FLASHBACK: View the WNBF News Binghamton Now video from the start of the Westover demolition project on February 19, 2016.

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