Completion of a downtown Binghamton improvement initiative has been delayed because some of the needed materials have not been delivered.

Mayor Richard David said supply chain issues are affecting work on the redesigned Washington Street pedestrian mall.

Speaking on WNBF Radio's Binghamton Now program on Tuesday, David said "there were a couple of weeks of inactivity because we're still waiting for the light posts" to arrive.

A pool of water at the Washington Street pedestrian mall project on November 3, 2021. (Photo: Bob Joseph/WNBF News)

The mayor indicated he expected the poles will be delivered by the end of the month.

Although operations at the site of the $636,000 project on the south side of the MetroCenter had been suspended, workers were back on the job Thursday to install specially-designed pavers which had just arrived.

Workers installing pavers on the Washington Street pedestrian mall on November 4, 2021. (Photo: Bob Joseph/WNBF News)

One worker told WNBF News that some of the lighting elements planned for the pedestrian mall now are not expected to be delivered until February.

City officials initially hoped the reconstruction project would have been completed by October.

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