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2023 DPW Street Cleaning in the City
On Monday April 3. 2023 the Department of Public works will begin its annual spring cleaning of all City streets. Residents are encouraged to rake their tree lawns during the time when the streets are posted and before the street cleaning have been performed. Raked materials should only be placed in the curb gutter. Any material raked into the gutter after street cleaning is performed will be removed at the property owner’s expense.
The Department of Public Works will begin cleaning and flushing the streets in the Collegetown area on Monday, April 3, 2023. The work is scheduled in conjunction with Cornell University Spring Break as there are fewer vehicles parked on the streets, and fewer people are inconvenienced.
STUDENTS LEAVING TOWN FOR SPRING BREAK SHOULD NOT LEAVE VEHICLES PARKED ON THE STREET. ALL VEHICLES REMAINING ON THE STREETS DESIGNATED TO BE CLEANED WILL BE TICKETED BY THE ITHACA POLICE DEPARTMENT AND TOWED FROM THE STREET AT THE OWNER'S EXPENSE.
Daily work areas will be posted as "NO PARKING" 24 hours in advance of the time the work is scheduled to begin. The signs will display the date that the work will begin, and all vehicles must be removed from the street by 7:00 A.M. of that date. Vehicles remaining in the posted areas will be issued tickets and towed from the street. Vehicles may return to parking on the streets after the “No Parking” signs are removed by the DPW crew.
People in need of long-term parking arrangements, can call the City Chamberlain's Office at (607) 274-6580 to inquire about the availability of long-term parking permits in the Seneca Street Parking Garage.
The full schedule of the street cleaning program can be found here.
Residents are strongly encouraged to sign up for TC SIREN notifications for Street Cleaning. If you have already registered for TC SIREN, please check your subscriptions to be sure you are subscribed to our Street Cleaning Notifications list! We will alert those on this list with general messaging, then targeted messaging for your neighborhood/ street ahead of your scheduled cleaning date.
Questions and concerns related to this activity may be addressed by calling the Streets and Facilities Office at (607) 272-1718.
Residents and visitors are welcome to begin parking at the Green Street Garage on Tuesday, September 6, 2022, and monthly parking passes to the Green Street Garage will be available for purchase from the City Chamberlain’s Office beginning Tuesday, September 13, 2022.
Green Street Redevelopment Project- Green Street Lane Shifts
Beginning the week of March 22, 2021, traffic lanes on East Green Street will be shifting to accommodate the Green Street Redevelopment Project. Both lanes of traffic on East Green Street will be shifted approximately 4 feet to the south, and reduced to 10’ wide, between South Cayuga Street and the tuning fork. The lane shift will be in place for the duration of the demolition and subsequent redevelopment on Green Street.
As the project progresses, temporary closures of the north lane (garage side) of East Green Street may be necessary to accommodate demolition and redevelopment operations. Pedestrian route detours will be posted in order to ensure continued safe access to Commons businesses and amenities during demolition and construction phases.
Updates will be posted here as they become available.