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
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
New sidewalks outside Sidewalk Improvement Districts
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 –
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Cornell Walk Water Main Replacement
Cecil A Malone Bridge Project
College Ave Student Agencies Properties: Existing Building Demolition/New Building Construction
Project Name: 411 – 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.
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.