Several blocks of Chenango Street in Binghamton will be shut down to through traffic for an extended time because of problems with an Interstate 81 bridge.
The New York State Department of Transportation announced late Wednesday that a detour will affect drivers traveling in both directions on the busy North Side street.
According to the travel advisory, Chenango Street in both directions will be diverted between Bevier and Frederick streets. The closure is expected to last about three months.
Local traffic will be maintained on both sides of the I-81 bridge, which has been sinking at an abnormal rate since it was constructed eight years ago. Pedestrians and bicyclists will be able to travel through the Chenango Street work zone.
The DOT has been using special monitoring equipment to track the settlement of the bridge.
In recent weeks, construction crews have been working at the overpass to prepare the site for stabilization work. A special concrete mix is expected to be utilized in an effort to slow the sinking.
The ongoing settling issues have yet to affect Interstate 81 traffic over Chenango Street.
Contact WNBF News reporter Bob Joseph: firstname.lastname@example.org or (607) 772-8400 extension 233.
For breaking news and updates on developing stories, follow @BinghamtonNowon Twitter.
LOOK: Route 66’s quirkiest and most wonderful attractions state by state
Stacker compiled a list of 50 attractions--state by state--to see along the drive, drawing on information from historic sites, news stories, Roadside America, and the National Park Service. Keep reading to discover where travelers can get their kicks on Route 66.
LOOK: Best Beers From Every State
To find the best beer in each state and Washington D.C., Stacker analyzed January 2020 data from BeerAdvocate, a website that gathers user scores for beer in real-time. BeerAdvocate makes its determinations by compiling consumer ratings for all 50 states and Washington D.C. and applying a weighted rank to each. The weighted rank pulls the beer toward the list's average based on the number of ratings it has and aims to allow lesser-known beers to increase in rank. Only beers with at least 10 rankings to be considered; we took it a step further to only include beers with at least 100 user rankings in our gallery. Keep reading to find out what the best beer is in each of the 50 states and Washington D.C.
LOOK: See America's 50 Best Beach Towns
Every beach town has its share of pluses and minuses, which got us thinking about what makes a beach town the best one to live in. To find out, Stacker consulted data from WalletHub, released June 17, 2020, that compares U.S. beach towns. Ratings are based on six categories: affordability, weather, safety, economy, education and health, and quality of life. The cities ranged in population from 10,000 to 150,000, but they had to have at least one local beach listed on TripAdvisor. Read the full methodology here. From those rankings, we selected the top 50. Readers who live in California and Florida will be unsurprised to learn that many of towns featured here are in one of those two states.
Keep reading to see if your favorite beach town made the cut.