New York State Department of Transportation

Travel Advisory: Spiedie Fest & Balloon Rally

By Suzanne Proulx

Travel Advisory: Spiedie Fest & Balloon Rally

August 2, 2012 Updated Aug 2, 2012 at 11:18 AM EDT

(WBNG Binghamton) The New York State Department of Transportation announces possible traffic issues caused by Spiedie Fest.

NYS DOT Travel Advisory

Event With Traffic Impacts Spiedie Fest & Balloon Rally City of Binghamton, Broome County

The New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT) announced today that on Friday, August 3, through Monday, August 6, the Spiedie Fest and Balloon Rally will cause delays to traffic on several local roads, including U.S. Route 11 (Front Street) near Otsiningo Park in the City of Binghamton, Broome County. In order to accommodate the festival traffic, the on ramp to Interstate 81 northbound from U.S. Route 11 at Interchange 5 will be closed from 12 p.m. on Friday, August 3, to 11 a.m. on Monday, August 6. A signed detour will be in place to direct local traffic around the closure.

Interstate 81 northbound may be accessed by traveling northbound on US Route 11 (Front Street) to interchange 6. Southbound Front Street between Bevier Street and Prospect Street will have one lane of travel open to traffic.

Motorists traveling through the area during this weekend’s events are advised to expect delays or seek alternate routes.