People traveling on Interstate 81 and New York State Route 17 through the City of Binghamton in Broome County will encounter major road construction at the interchange of these two highways. Construction will include permanent lane closures and speed reductions through the area during the construction season. Be alert for construction activities at Exit 72 on New York State Route 17 and between Exit 3 and Exit 5 on Interstate 81. Travelers may want to consider alternate routes.
Do you take Interstate 81 northbound to reach SUNY Broome? Starting June 30, the Route 17 eastbound ramp to I-81 northbound will be closed for reconstruction -- probably through October, as part of the Prospect Mountain Construction Project. There will be a detour directing drivers to the Front Street exit. If you want to avoid the detour, consider taking the Airport Road exit and then Smith Hill Road.