The New York State Department of Transportation has announced construction on a $1.1 million project to enhance pedestrian safety and improve mobility on State Route 434/Vestal Parkway between Binghamton University and Main Street in the
town of Vestal. Sidewalks will be installed at eight locations where none currently exist along the busy commercial corridor. Officials say the new sidewalks will accommodate a large volume of pedestrian traffic coming from residential neighborhoods along Route 434, bus stops and Binghamton University.
Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo said Vestal Parkway is one of the busiest stretches of highway in Broome County and has virtually no pedestrian access.
Constructing new sidewalks will make this corridor more accessible and safer for residents walking from nearby neighborhoods as well as students going to and from campus.