Binghamton Parking “Pit” Being Filled
Thousands of tons of crushed concrete are being dumped into the hole where a downtown Binghamton parking garage stood.
Demolition crews started to tear down the old Collier Street ramp nearly two months ago.
The city-owned structure was closed last November due to safety concerns.
Gorrick Construction was hired to remove the garage at a cost of nearly $500,000.
Concrete from the old structure was taken to Gorick's facility in the Town of Kirkwood where it was crushed so it could be reused.
Dozens of trucks have been arriving at the site every day with material to fill the "pit" which once had been the basement of the parking ramp. Workers say it will take 9,000 cubic yards of material to fill the hole.
Mayor Richard David said the dirt is being compacted in preparation for a surface parking lot at the site.
Speaking on WNBF Radio's Binghamton Now program, David said he expects the work to fill and level off the site to be completed within the next few days.
The mayor said the new parking lot could be ready for use in October.
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