Prospect Mountain Project Update for 2013
3/15/2013 (Updated 10:54:03 PM)BINGHAMTON -- Greater Binghamton's biggest road construction project is picking up again for the 2013 season-- with construction beginning on Monday.
The $134.6 million phase one of the Prospect Mountain project is continuing to improve area bridges and change traffic patterns where Interstate 81 meets Route 17.
"That is our most travelled area, our most travelled corridor in the Southern Tier," said Jack Williams, NYSDOT Regional Director.
DOT officials say by the end of April,17 east-bound traffic and 81 south-bound traffic will be reduced to one lane to begin the building of the Chenango Street Bridge. Drivers can expect permanent closures for weeks.
"It will be moving quite slowly so we'd want people to be patient, curteous," said Williams.
And they warn drivers to stay clear of the construction by finding alternate routes.
"It really makes the Maintenance Protection of Traffic much more manageable," said Williams.
Officials say they will plan detours and put up message boards over the highways.
"We have a Facebook page, a website, a Twitter," said Williams.
Also in store for 2013 is the continuation of the construction of new Chenango River bridges and a Prospect Street connector.
"We're going to do everything we can to keep traffic moving smoothly," said Williams.
The DOT says so far the project is on budget and on schedule-- and phase one is expected to be completed by the end of 2015.
Samantha McDonald, Fox 40 HD News.
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