Greenway Works to Delay Binghamton, Vestal Traffic for Weeks

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People traveling on Route 434 between Vestal and downtown Binghamton should be prepared for traffic jams that will continue into next month.

Eastbound and westbound motorists have faced lengthy delays along Vestal Parkway near the city line in recent months due to construction on a bicycle and pedestrian path.

Traffic was halted on Route 434 as workers installed new signals at the Normandy Courthouse on Nov. 4, 2022. (Photo: Bob Joseph/WNBF News)

Traffic was halted on Route 434 as workers installed new signals at the Normandy Courthouse on Nov. 4, 2022. (Photo: Bob Joseph/WNBF News)

Significant backups occurred during periods of heavy traffic in the morning and afternoon as workers installed new signals at the intersection of Vestal Avenue and Normandy Court.

A spokesperson for the state Department of Transportation said work at the intersection is expected to continue through the week. Further work in the intersection area is planned for the spring.

Lane closures in the project area are now expected to continue until the second week of December. Closures may continue weather permitting.

Workers on Normandy Court near Vestal Parkway on November 7, 2022. (Photo: Bob Joseph/WNBF News)

Workers on Normandy Court near Vestal Parkway on November 7, 2022. (Photo: Bob Joseph/WNBF News)

The cost of the green lane continues to rise. In 2016, it was billed as a $16 million project. The current cost of the construction contract is now approaching $25 million.

According to the DOT, the project should be completed next summer.

Contact Bob Joseph, WNBF News reporter: [email protected] or (607) 545-2250. For the latest story development news and updates, follow @BinghamtonNow on Twitter.

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