A neglected, dismal-looking pedestrian area in downtown Binghamton is being transformed in an ongoing $636,000 project.

Crews at the Washington Street construction site have been working for the past two months. They're expecting the renovations will be completed in a couple more months.

Mayor Richard David said the project between Court Street and the MetroCenter entrance will transform "a concrete jungle with new green space and amenities."

Excavation work in progress near the south entrance to the MetroCenter on August 10, 2021. (Photo: Bob Joseph/WNBF News)

Utility work at the project site was completed in June. Electrical and water lines were upgraded. New fire hydrants also were installed.

The project will include landscaping, lighting and decorative pavers.

The construction work is being done by Procon Contracting of Vestal.

FLASHBACK: The Washington Street pedestrian mall on November 4, 2014.
(Photo: Bob Joseph/WNBF News)
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