City of Binghamton kicks off 2017 street repair projects

BINGHAMTON, N.Y. - Binghamton Public Works crews are ready to repair and rehabilitate roadways for the 2017 construction season.

The first mill and pave project kicked off Friday along Jutland Avenue.

Mayor Rich David says the city has budgeted $5 million to address dozens of streets including Downs, Mitchell, Highland and Vestal Avenues, along with Leroy, Murray and Hazel Streets.

15 miles are slated to be repaired, including over 9-miles of surface that will be milled and paved and over 4 miles receiving preventative maintenance, such as applying a top coat of asphalt.

David says all of the streets scheduled for repair desperately need it.

"Any street on that list is in dire need. If we're fixing the street, it's because it is beyond its useful life and in many cases it has been a source of frustration for city residents," said David.

David has made it a goal to pave at least 15 miles of roadway per year, in order to put Binghamton on a 10-year cycle for all streets to be addressed.

Also moving forward this year is the Front Street Gateway project.


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