ITHACA, NY – Traffic delays are expected for northbound vehicles on Meadow St. (Route 13) on Wednesday morning into early afternoon, according to a memo from city officials.

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North Meadow St. will be narrowed from three lanes to one while construction crews replace a failed level sensor and clear a blockage in a water pump at the Buffalo Street Wastewater Pumping Station.

The right turn lane for traffic westbound on West Buffalo Street turning right (north) onto North Meadow Street will be closed, and no right turns from West Buffalo Street onto North Meadow Street will be possible during the work.

Here’s the full text of the city’s release:

PROJECT NAME: Buffalo Street Wastewater Pumping Station, Repairs & Maintenance

PROJECT LOCATION: Center of Intersection North Meadow & West Buffalo Streets

PROJECT DESCRIPTION: Replace failed level sensor and clear blockage in pump #1

PROJECT GOAL: Install new pressure transducer and put pump #1 back in service.

PROJECT START DATE & TIME:  9:00 AM Wednesday March 16th, 2016

SCHEDULED COMPLETION DATES: 1:00 PM Wednesday March 16th, 2016

LOCAL IMPACTS: North Meadow Street (north bound NYS RT 13) will be narrowed from three lanes north bound to one lane north bound beginning at the intersection of West Seneca Street and ending 150-Feet north of the intersection of West Buffalo Street. We expect traffic delays along Meadow Street (north bound NYS RT 13) from the intersection of Elmira Road north to the intersection of West Court Street. The right turn lane for traffic westbound on West Buffalo Street turning right (north) onto North Meadow Street will be closed, and no right turns from West Buffalo Street onto North Meadow Street will be possible during the work.

RECOMMENDED DETOURS: For west bound traffic on West Buffalo Street planning to turn right (north) onto North Meadow Street it is recommended that they turn right (north) onto either N. Cayuga, N. Albany, or N. Plain Sts., go 1-block north, then turn left (west) on West Court Street, and take West Court Street all the way to North Meadow Street.

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Michael Smith

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