The following is a republished press release from the City of Ithaca and NOT written by the Ithaca Voice … click here to submit community announcements directly to The Voice, or contact me at msmith@ithacavoice.com.

ITHACA, NY – Beginning on June 13, 2016, the intersection of Dryden Road and College Avenue and the 200 block of Dryden Road (from College Ave to Linden Ave) will be closed to thru traffic for roughly 7 weeks. Anticipated reopening is the week of August 1, 2016.

The City of Ithaca will be coordinating the replacement and updating of all utilities in the area including the installation of new water and sewer mains and accompanying services, telecom, gas, underground electric, and miscellaneous construction in support of existing and future Collegetown development projects. Work hours will be 6:00 am – 5:00 pm, Monday – Friday unless special circumstances dictate a change.

A traffic/detour map is available at the bottom of this page. In summary, northbound traffic heading toward the intersection along College Ave. will be detoured left onto Cook Street, then right on Eddy, Left on Seneca, Right on Stewart, and Right onto Campus Road.

Southbound traffic heading toward the intersection along College Ave. will be detoured left onto Oak Ave, right onto Elmwood, left onto Dryden Road, right onto Ithaca Road, and right onto Mitchell.

Westbound traffic heading toward the intersection along Dryden Road will be detoured left onto Bryant Ave, right onto Delaware Ave, and right onto Mitchell. Finally, Eastbound traffic heading toward the intersection along Dryden Road will be detoured at Eddy Street, down both Williams and Buffalo Streets, and then right onto Stewart Ave.

A plan for local deliveries is currently being developed and will be posted once complete.

Questions about this project can be forwarded to Superintendent of Public Works Michael Thorne at (607) 274-6527.

Below is the detour map:

Michael Smith

Michael Smith reports on politics and local news for the Ithaca Voice. He can be reached via email at msmith@ithacavoice.com, by cell at (607) 229-0885, or via Google Voice at (518) 650-3639.