Night time construction work on the highways around Prospect Mountain will be continuing for several weeks, resulting in lane closures.

The New York State Department of Transportation says a contractor working on concrete repair and rehabilitation on New York State Route 17 and Interstate 81 between Airport Road in the Town of Dickinson through the 17/81 split in Binghamton is continuing the project at night.


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The work was supposed to be finished a few weeks ago but the contractor asked for an extension.

Motorists can expect lane closures on State Route 17 and possibly on portions of Interstate 81 between 6 p.m. and 6 a.m. on weeknights through the end of this month.

As per the NYSDOT:

Fines are doubled for speeding in a work zone.  Convictions of two or more speeding violations in a work zone could result in the suspension of an individual’s driver license.

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