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    Road closures impact Ithaca, Tompkins County. What you need to know to get around

    By Jacob Mack, Ithaca Journal,


    Residents and visitors of Ithaca and Tompkins County have been facing a series of road closures recently due largely to construction in the area.

    The city of Ithaca announced a water main replacement project on Ithaca's east hill, which led to the closure of the intersection of Stewart Avenue and East Seneca Street

    Tompkins Consolidated Area Transit (TCAT) announced a bevy route detours this morning due to the construction.

    Cornell University on Wednesday announced that a portion of Campus Road near Wilson Lab will be closed for several days for safety system installations. The university’s Feeney Way, formerly East Avenue, was reduced to one lane of alternating traffic for pavement fixes on Monday.

    Hanshaw Road was closed between North Triphammer Road and Warren Road, as was an area of Highland Road, due to a water main break last week as a paving project led to the closure of two blocks of Corn Street, from West Green Street to West Seneca Street.

    Paving in the area is expected to last until the end of June.

    East Tompkins Street and Giles Street have been milled and are in the process of being paved, with the areas expected to be clear by Friday according to representatives from the Ithaca Department of Public Works.

    These closures have caused some inconvenience to residents and visitors alike, but are often necessary for the safety and improvement of the Ithaca community. You can find more information on Ithaca road projects on the city website and stay up to date on the latest traffic alerts by signing up for Tompkins County SIREN.

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