BINGHAMTON, NY –Mayor Rich David today initiated the first wave of emergency pothole repair across the city. The initial target area will include Riverside Drive, Conklin Ave., and Prospect Street.
“Frankly the condition of many of our roads are unacceptable, and potholes the size of craters litter many of our central roadways,” said Mayor David. “Now that we have a break in the weather I am directing city resources to begin immediately repairing many of the largest potholes in Binghamton. We are also successfully working with the New York State Department of Transportation to repair major potholes on city streets adjacent to the I-86 Project (Prospect Mountain) to minimize the cost to local taxpayers”.
The Department with Public Works is working closely with the NYSDOT Engineer In Charge for the I-86 project to address the condition of Prospect Street. Weather permitting NYSDOT plans on milling the section from the new interchange currently under construction east to approximately Mygatt St. on Wednesday, January 15th. They will then pave this section on Thursday, January 16th. The NYSDOT will also fill the potholes from Mygatt Street east to Front Street. The city has also worked out an agreement where the NYSDOT will continue to fill potholes in this section all winter.
Today the City of Binghamton will fill potholes on Prospect Street west of the new interchange to the city line. In addition the Department of Public Works will conduct emergency repairs to Riverside Drive and Conklin Avenue this week. For additional information please contact Gary Holmes, Commissioner of Public Works at 772-7021.