(BINGHAMTON, N.Y.) — Mayor Richard C. David today announced the start of a $1.9 million project to rehabilitate the historic East Clinton St. Bridge that connects Downtown Binghamton to the City’s West Side and First Ward neighborhoods.
“The East Clinton St. Bridge has been in rough shape for some time, and this project will restore the structural and historic integrity of one of the most important bridges in our region,” said Mayor David. “The project is one important piece of a comprehensive infrastructure improvement program for 2017. I thank NYSDOT Commissioner Matt Driscoll and our local DOT officials for fully funding this project and their continued commitment to infrastructure projects that benefit City residents.”
The project scope includes replacement of all expansion joints, concrete deck overlay and sidewalk repairs and rehabilitation of existing decorative arches and lighting fixtures.
New traffic patterns will be in place during construction, starting with one lane of traffic in each direction across the bridge. A complete closure of the bridge for deck repairs will take place later this construction season. The project is scheduled to be complete October 2017.
Nearly 20,000 vehicles per day cross the East Clinton St. Bridge. First built in 1936, the bridge stretches 415-feet across the Chenango River and is approximately 64-feet wide. The last major work on the bridge was in 1992.
R. DeVincentis Construction, of Binghamton, will perform construction work. The project is funded 80 percent through federal transportation funding and 20 percent City capital bond.
At Thursday’s press conference, Mayor David outlined the importance of investments to Binghamton’s roads, bridges and other strategic infrastructure.
“Binghamton’s infrastructure is old and crumbling,” said Mayor David. “However, by making major investments now we can prevent continued deterioration and costly emergency repairs in the future. Improvements to our transportation infrastructure will enhance quality of life and literally pave the wave for new growth and development.”
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