(BINGHAMTON, N.Y.) -- The state Department of Transportation will be blasting more areas of Prospect Mountain, and significant traffic delays are expected along Route 17, the Press & Sun Bulletin reports.
The blasts are scheduled to take place on Monday and Thursday from 10:30 a.m. to noon, and Friday from 9:30 to 11 a.m. At points during those hours, New York State police will administer traffic slow-downs on Interstate 81 southbound starting at exit 6; Interstate 81 northbound and Route 17 westbound starting at exit 2; Route 17 eastbound starting at exit 71; and Interstate 88 westbound starting at exit 2. A news release from DOT says motorists on Front street, Prospect Street and all side roads will be guided by flag personnel, the paper says.
The $134.6 million road project, expected to be finished in late 2015, will rework Kamikaze Curve, where Interstate 81 and Route 17 converge, according to the Bulletin.
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