Spiedie Fest Parking and Traffic Information
If you’re planning to attend the 2016 Spiedie Fest and Balloon Rally at Otsiningo Park today through Sunday, there are some things you need to know about parking and local traffic conditions.
Spiedie Fest Parking
On-site parking is NOT available at Otsiningo Park.
Parking for Spiedie Fest is at Broome Community College (BCC) which is located on Front Street in Binghamton. The cost to park your car at BCC is $5 per car and that includes a shuttle bus from BCC to Otsiningo Park throughout the weekend. The shuttle bus will run Friday from 2pm-10:30pm, Saturday from 8am-10:30 pm
and Sunday from 8am-10:30 pm. Handicapped parking IS available at BCC.
Parking for morning balloon launches is available free at Roosevelt School which is across the bridge and within walking distance to the park. Please note that there aren’t any shuttle buses from Roosevelt School.
Local Traffic Issues
According to the New York State Department of Transportation, the right lane on I-81 northbound near the Exit 5 interchange (Front Street/SUNY Broome Community College) will be closed to through traffic from 12pm on Friday through 11am on Monday, August 8th.
i-81 northbound through traffic will be shifted to the left and center lanes near Exit 5. The right lane will be closed and that will be used as a dedicated lane for Exit 5 northbound on-ramp traffic. The existing Exit 5 northbound on-ramp lane will be used for shuttle buses.
You’ll still be able to use the Exit 5 northbound on-ramp and off-ramp to get on and off the highway.
New York State Police, the Broome County Sheriff’s Department and Binghamton Police Department will be working together to make sure traffic flows the best that it can.
Getting to Otsiningo Park
Front and Bevier Streets
There will be no parking allowed along Front and Bevier Streets. Parked vehicles within these areas will be towed.
Please also be especially careful while traveling along Bevier Street due to pedestrian foot traffic.