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Posted on: July 13, 2022

Construction Update- Pedestrian Safety Action Plan

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Construction Update- Pedestrian Safety Action Plan

PROJECT NAME: Pedestrian Safety Action Plan 

PROJECT LOCATION: Intersections of East State/MLK Jr. Street with Stewart Avenue and with Eddy Street, as well as intersections of North Cayuga Street with Tompkins Street and with Lincoln Street.   

PROJECT START DATE: Fall 2021  

PROJECT DESCRIPTION: This project will construct new traffic signals and ADA compliant sidewalk ramps at the intersections of E State/MLK Jr. Street with Stewart Ave, N Cayuga Street with Tompkins Street, and N Cayuga Street with Lincoln Street. A pedestrian refuge island will be constructed in the long crosswalk across Eddy Street at E State/MLK Jr. Street.        

LOCAL IMPACTS- UPDATE: On Thursday, July 14th, the City’s contractor, Economy Paving, and their subcontractors will resume work on the project. The remaining work is primarily to replace the traffic signals. Single lane closures on one or the other side of the street will be in place to provide space for the work. Flaggers will control traffic at the intersections. Motorists should expect delays in the area, but traffic will be maintained in all directions. This work is expected to take approximately three weeks, depending on the weather. 

DETOURS IN PLACE: No detour will be established. 

PARKING RESTRICTIONS: A parking space or two near the intersection may be blocked by construction.  

SCHEDULED COMPLETION DATE: August 11, 2022 

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

For additional information contact: Tim Logue, Director of Engineering, Department of Public Works: tlogue@cityofithaca.org; (607) 274-6535

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