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BINGHAMTON UNIVERSITY INNOVATIVE TECHNOLOGY CENTER

Project Overview

This project included the construction of two buildings, associated parking lot and site infrastructure improvements as part of Phases 4 & 5 to the Innovative Technologies Complex Development Plan for SUNY Binghamton. Phase 4 applied to the construction of a Smart Energy Building, an approximately 110,000 square foot Physics and Chemistry research facility dedicated to developing smart energy technology. Phase 5 applied to the construction of a research facility that is similar in size (approximately 100,000 square feet) and use to the Smart Energy Building.

Project Start Date7/22/2014

Project End Date12/25/2016

CategoryCivil

Project Description

Shumaker Consulting Engineering and Land Surveying, D.P.C. (SCE) was responsible for the full SEQR administration for this project, including lead agency letters, completion of Parts 1, 2 and 3 of the SEQR full Environmental Assessment Form on behalf of the University, coordination with involved and interested agencies, including the NYSDOT and related technical studies. SCE also performed the accident analysis and traffic/parking studies.

As a result of this study additional turning lanes are being added to both approaches of Murray Hill Road at its intersection with NYS Route 434 in the Town of Vestal.

As prime consultant, SCE was responsible for the preliminary and final design of an expanded intersection with additional turning lanes requiring significant modifications to the traffic signal, crosswalk locations, sidewalks and sidewalk landings at the intersection corners. The project objective was to increase intersection capacity and reduce delay and queuing for turning vehicles onto NYS Route 434 as a result of increased traffic accessing the BU Innovative Technologies Complex.

The project included adapting existing sidewalks and constructing new sidewalk/multi-use trail connections to further develop the Regional trail system. The trail system will traverse adjacent to the complex and connect to the intersection before proceeding through the Binghamton University campus to the west.

Extensive coordination with NYSDOT Region 9 was required because of current contracts underway to improve intersection along the NYS Route 434 Corridor from Vestal to the City of Binghamton.

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Project Features

  • Traffic and Parking Study
  • Accident and Safety Analysis
  • Noise/Air Analysis
  • Negative Declaration
  • Evaluation of Social & Economic Considerations
  • Review of Environmental Resources
  • SEQR Full Environmental Assessment Form
  • Traffic Impact Study
  • Intersection Modifications
  • Traffic Signal Upgrades
  • Pedestrian and Bicycle Focus
  • Regional Trail System Connection

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