Current City Projects

Eddy Street Water Main Reconstruction 

Project Location: Catherine Street to Buffalo Street

Project Description & Goal:  Upgrade and replace original water main 

Project Start Date & Time:  Tuesday, October 27, 2020 @ 7:00am  

Scheduled Phase Completion Date: December TBA 

Local Impacts: Work will begin at the Catherine Street/Eddy Street intersection and will move northward toward Buffalo Street.  A No Parking Zone will be implemented in the upper 200 block of Catherine Street to allow one lane of traffic to remain open.  As work continues northward, the No Parking Zone will be shifted in 1 block increments throughout the duration of the job.         

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

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

Sunrise Road Water Main Installation & Re-paving

Project Start Date: September 1, 2020

Project Name:  Sunrise Road storm water repair, water main repair and installation, followed by paving.

Project Location:  100 block of Sunrise Road

Project Description and Goal:  Install new water main, new pipe, drain inlet, curbing and pavement

Local Impacts:  Sunrise Road will be closed to all traffic between Westfield Drive and Hector Street for the duration of the project.

Recommended Detours in Place:  Hector St to Hopper Pl to Westfield Dr to Sunrise Rd; Sunrise Rd to Westfield Dr to Hopper Pl to Hector St

Estimated Completion Date:  October 31, 2020

Questions can be directed to the Streets and Facilities Department, (607) 272-1718

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

Hector Street Complete Streets Project

This project has been completed!
New and replacement sidewalks were constructed along Hector St Street between Floral Avenue and 500 feet west of Warren Place. In addition to the sidewalks, the City of Ithaca’s contractor, Bothar Construction, repaired and installed associated retaining walls, curbing, and drainage improvements. City water and sewer crews completed improvements to the water main and stormwater infrastructure in the corridor. 

Hector Street Sidewalk

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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