Construction begins under Front Street overpass (with photos)

By WBNG News

Construction begins under Front Street overpass (with photos)

July 8, 2014 Updated Jul 8, 2014 at 2:22 PM EDT

Binghamton, NY (WBNG Binghamton) A project began Tuesday morning that will prevent large trucks from getting stuck at the intersection of Front and Clinton Streets in Binghamton.

Mayor Rich David says the $3 million project is going to lower the roads that run under the Norfolk Southern railroad overpass.

“This project is important not only from an infrastructure standpoint, but also for economic development,” said David. “When complete, it will provide critical access for tractor-trailers which for decades had become wedged underneath the overpasses, destroying vehicles and cargo and delaying shipments to Binghamton businesses.”

The project also includes new traffic patterns as well as changes to utility and sewer lines. While construction crews are at work, traffic will get by through alternating one-way patterns and a series of detours.

It is completely funded by state and local grants. Construction is scheduled to be completed in November.

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