Current City Projects

South Titus Avenue Sanitary Sewer Repairs

Project Name & Location: South Titus Avenue Sanitary Sewer Repairs, 100-200 Blocks of South Titus Avenue 

Project Description: Crews will replace approximately 100 feet of damaged sanitary sewer main, install 100 feet of new sewer main, and make spot repairs to damaged sections of sewer main. 

Start Date:  Monday, April 26th at 7:00am    

Completion Date: Friday, May 7th at 3:30pm   

Local Impacts: The 100-200 Blocks of South Titus Avenue will be closed to through traffic between the intersections of Albany and Cayuga Streets. Local and emergency access will be maintained.   

Recommended Detours: None posted  

Interruptions to Water Service: None expected  

For additional information contact: Nick Thomas, Scott Gibson, or Matt Sledjeski, DPW, Water & Sewer Division (607) 272-1717

100 - 300 Block Center Street Water Upgrades

Project Name & Location: Upgrade water services 100- 300 Block of Center Street

Project Goal & Description: Upgrading water lines, strengthening water main service, & connecting individual water services 

Project Start Date & Time: Monday April 5, 2021 7:00 AM  

Scheduled Phase Completion Date: Friday April 30, 2021 by 3:30pm   

Local Impacts: Traffic will be directed around work zone by flaggers
300 block closed to thru traffic, will maintain emergency and local access

Impacts to Water Service: Homeowners will be notified directly of any scheduled water interruption

For additional information contact: Don Corwin, Matt Sledjeski or Scott Gibson, DPW, Water & Sewer Division (607) 272-1717 

South Albany Street Bridge Project
Draft Project Scoping Report: South Albany Street Bridge

Application Parcel 10

The City of Ithaca intends to file an application to the NYS Office of General Services to take title to a small piece of land at the entrance to the Farmers Market on the north side of the railroad tracks. This parcel was once under water and thus belongs technically to New York State. The City intends to use the parcel as an extension of Third Street.

Notice of Application Parcel 10 with map

Legal Notice

New sidewalks outside Sidewalk Improvement Districts

Addenda to City Code & Memo to Board of Public Works: Needed sidewalks not within Sidewalk Improvement Districts

Declaration of Lead Agency for Environmental Review

Fall Creek Drive- Environmental Assessment Form

Oak Avenue- Environmental Assessment Form


Triphammer Road Storm Sewer Replacement

Project Name & Location: Storm Sewer Replacement, Triphammer Road at Sisson Place

Project Start Date: Monday, April 5, 2021  

Project Goal & Description: Replace the existing drain inlet, pipe, and curb.

Local Impacts:  Road Closed Estimated time 2 weeks 4/5/2021 – 4/16/2021 4/30/2021

Recommended Detours or State Detours in Place:      
North – Thurston Ave to Highland Rd to White Park Rd.
South – White Park Rd to Highland Rd to Thurston Ave  

Scheduled Completion Date: Friday, April 16, 2021 Friday, April 30, 2021

Please Note: Construction, by nature, is subject to constant change, inclement weather, and unexpected findings. 

For additional information contact: Cliff Murphy, Supervisor of Streets  at (607) 272-1718 

Cornell Walk Water Main Replacement

Project Name: Water Main Replacement 

Project Location: Cornell Walk 

Project Description & Goal: Replacement of water main and valves to reinforce water infrastructure    

Project Start Date & Time: Tuesday, March 16, 2021    

Scheduled Completion Date: Approximately April 15, 2021   

Local Impacts: Cornell Walk will be closed to thru traffic for the duration of the work. Local traffic accommodations will be maintained.  

For additional information contact: Scott Gibson or Jeanne Grace DPW – Beth Mulholland Preserve (607) 272-1717; (607) 272-1718, Bolton Point Water Utility - Project Questions (607) 277-0660

Cecil A Malone Bridge Project

This project will include replacing the existing bridge to eliminate the bridge structural deficiencies and provide a wider bridge deck to accommodate heavy industrial traffic, pedestrians, and bicyclists.

Public Information Packet 

Questions and comments concerning this project should be directed to Addisu Gebre, Bridge Systems Engineer, at by October 2, 2020 

Cecil A Malone bridge

College Ave Student Agencies Properties: Existing Building Demolition/New Building Construction 

Project Name411 – 415 College Ave Student Agencies Properties: Existing Building Demolition/New Building Construction

Project Location: 411 – 415 College Ave

Project Start Date: Maintenance and Protection of Traffic Plan and Sidewalk Closures Setup - Tuesday May 19th, 2020

(Demolition Work Starts on Thursday, May 27, 2020)

Project Description and Goal: Cornell’s Student Agencies and Purcell Construction Corporation are scheduled to start demolition work on Collegetown Bagels building (block building on the corner of College Avenue). The proposed project consists of a six-story building with a lower retail floor space and student housing apartments. Demolition will begin May 27, 2020 with a reopening slated for August 2021.

Local Impacts: Beginning on May 19, the Contractor will mobilize and set up the work zone, traffic diversion plan and maintenance & protection plan to direct/prepare pedestrians and motorists for any commuting/diversion changes through College Ave and Oak Ave. A work zone will be set with 2 sidewalk closures along a portion of College Ave East side sidewalk and a portion of the southside Oak Avenue sidewalk. A one lane closure of the Eastbound lane on Oak Ave. will be set for vehicular through traffic headed Eastbound on Cornell Campus, while College Ave will maintain Two way lane traffic. Access will be maintained for businesses, however, on-street parking and loading zone areas will be limited at certain times on specific locations.

Recommended Detours: There will be no posted detours. Traffic will be maintained both ways through College Ave, while Oak Ave will maintain Westbound traffic through.

Scheduled Project Duration: 15 months

Questions, concerns or accessibility issues should be forwarded to the City of Ithaca Engineering Department at (607) 274-6530

Brindley Street Bridge Project

This project has been completed!

The Brindley Street Bridge Project, which first began work in the scoping & design phases in 2014, officially broke ground in March of 2019. This project included the relocation of Brindley Street Bridge by connecting Taber Street with the West State Street/Taughannock Boulevard intersection.

Thanks to the hard work of the City Engineering and DPW Crews, along with the Federal Highway Administration & New York State Department of Transportation, Landscape Architects Trowbridge & Wolf, Project Contractor Economy Paving Co. Inc, and our Project Engineers at Delta Engineers and Architects & Land Surveyors, P.C., the Brindley Street Bridge Project has been brought to successful completion.

Brindley Street Bridges

East State Street Retaining Wall Project

Documents regarding the East State Street Retaining Wall Project can be found here.

Hector Street Complete Street Project

You can find the Design Report for the Hector Street Complete Street Project here.

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