Spiedie Fest Fun and a Few Traffic Changes for Weekend
The annual Spiedie Fest and Balloon Rally at Otsiningo Park in Broome County continues through August 6.
Motorists should be aware the right lane on Interstate 81 North near exit 5 will be closed through 11 a.m. Monday, August 7.
The on-ramp will be used for shuttle buses with the right lane becoming the dedicated acceleration lane for the Exit 5 north on-ramp.
There are expected to also be traffic slow-downs on Upper Front Street in the area of the park during the festival.
Motorists are reminded not to pull off the highway to watch the balloon launches, which are tentatively scheduled for about 6 a.m. and 6 p.m. daily, weather permitting.
The New York State Department of Transportation, New York State Police, Broome County Sheriff’s Department and City of Binghamton Police are all working to help ensure smooth traffic flow and safety through that part of the I81 corridor.