Crews on the Prospect Mountain construction project around Interstate 81 and Route 17 in the City of Binghamton have a short work-week but big traffic pattern impacts.

Kathy Whyte/ WNBF News

 

The New York State Department of Transportation has work scheduled just for Monday and Tuesday to ease congestion during theThanksgiving holiday travel period.

Traffic is to be reduced to one lane on Route 7 North and South between Robinson and Bevier Streets and on I-81 North/ Route 17 West between Exit 3 and Exit 4-A. The work is being done November 25 & 26.

There are also alternating lane closures planned for Route 17 east and west between Prospect Street and Airport Road, on Broad Avenue from Abbot Street to Bevier Street, on Bevier Street from Chenango Street to Broad Avenue and on Interstate 81 South between Exit 5 to Front Street and Broad Avenue.  Flagging operations are also scheduled on Front Street between Prospect Street and Bevier Street.

While crews will be taking a break Wednesday through the rest of the week, motorists are reminded that the reduced speeds and lane restrictions remain in effect in work zones even when construction crews aren’t actively working at those locations.

Here is the full news released from the NYDOT:

TRAVELER ADVISORY

Prospect Mountain Construction Will Impact Traffic in the City of Binghamton Starting Monday November 25, 2019 

On Monday, November 25, 2019 and Tuesday, November 26, 2019, I81 North/NY 17 West will be reduced to one lane between Exit 3 (Broad Ave.) and Exit 4A (Binghamton/Port Dickinson) for sign, guiderail and utility work. This work will take place between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. daily and is weather dependent.

On Monday, November 25, 2019 and Tuesday, November 26, 2019, there will be periodic, alternating lane closures on I81 South between Exit 5 (Front St.) and Broad Ave. for sign, guiderail and utility work. This work will take place between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. daily and is weather dependent.

 On Monday, November 25, 2019 and Tuesday, November 26, 2019, there will be periodic, alternating lane closures on NY 17 West between Exit 72 (Prospect St.) and Exit 71 (Airport Rd). for utility work. This work will take place between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. daily and is weather dependent.

On Monday, November 25, 2019 and Tuesday, November 26, 2019, there will be periodic, alternating lane closures on NY 17 East between Exit 71 (Airport Rd.) and Exit 72 (Front St.) for sign, guiderail and utility work. This work will take place between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. daily and is weather dependent.

On Monday, November 25, 2019 and Tuesday, November 26, 2019, NY 7 South will be reduced to one lane between Bevier St. and Robinson St. for sign, guiderail and traffic signal work. This work will take place between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. daily and is weather dependent.

On Monday, November 25, 2019 and Tuesday, November 26, 2019, NY 7 North will be reduced to one lane between Robinson St. and Bevier St. for sign, guiderail and traffic signal work. This work will take place between 7 a.m. and 3 p.m. daily and is weather dependent.

On Monday, November 25, 2019 and Tuesday, November 26, 2019, November 22, 2019, there will be flagging operations on Front Street between Prospect St. and Bevier St. for utility and guiderail work.  This work will take place between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. daily and is weather dependent.

 On Monday, November 25, 2019 and Tuesday, November 26, 2019, there will be periodic, alternating lane closures on Broad Ave. from Abbott St. to Bevier St. for utility work. Flaggers will be on site controlling single lane traffic through the work area. This work will take place between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. daily and is weather dependent.

 On Monday, November 25, 2019 and Tuesday, November 26, 2019, there will be periodic, alternating lane closures on Bevier Street from Chenango St. to Broad Avenue for utility work. Flaggers will be on site controlling single lane traffic through the work area. This work will take place between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. daily and is weather dependent.