Portions of a collapsed flood wall are being repaired in Binghamton
A multi-year project is underway to repair three sections of the city of Binghamton’s 80-year-old flood wall.
Construction crews are working on a dilapidated section of retaining wall along the Susquehanna River.
The first phase of the project takes place along Court Street east of Tompkins Avenue and Brandywine Avenue. One eastbound lane of traffic was closed while the work was in progress.
A spokesman for the state General Services Office said the portions of the flood wall that were repaired were built in the 1940s.
In addition to the Court Street section, work is planned along North Shore Drive and Riverwalk.
Repairs will include rehabilitating the concrete and applying a paint coating system, along with replacing the handrails. Pavement and asphalt repair and replacement are also planned.
According to an OGS spokesperson, the work along Court Street “is the most critical repair given its condition and its adjacency to a very busy road.”
The paint coating will be applied to the wall along Court Street when warm weather returns next year.
The comprehensive flood wall repair project is scheduled to be completed in February 2025.
VIDEO: Construction crews at the Court Street floodwall rehabilitation site.
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