ITHACA, N.Y. — Construction on the 100 block of College Avenue beginning Monday will cause detours for travelers.

The project to install new water and sewer lines will begin at 7:30 a.m. Monday at 118 College Ave. between Bool and Mitchell streets. Work is expected to continue until 3:30 p.m. Wednesday.

The excavation to install new water service will take place across both lanes of College Avenue, so the 100 block will be closed to through traffic during work hours. There will be local access only from either end of the street at the Dryden or Mitchell street intersections.

There will be detour signs posted and drivers should use an alternative route, such as Eddy or Mitchell streets. For more information, visit the city’s webpage.

The construction will also cause TCAT detours for the duration of the project. The detours will be in place only while construction is underway and roads will reopen when construction stops at about 3:30 p.m. each day. The following TCAT routes will be detoured:

Route 10: From the Schwartz Center for Performing arts, will loop around the College Ave. circle, left onto Campus Rd., left onto Stewart Ave., and right onto Seneca St. Route 10 will be unable to serve College @ Mitchell and State @ Quarry stops.

Routes 30, 32, 51:

Outbound: From State St. /MLK Jr., turn left onto Stewart Ave., right onto Campus Rd.

College Ave. and Carpenter Hall stops will be relocated to Campus @ College.

Inbound: From Campus Rd., turn left onto Stewart Ave., and right onto Seneca St.

College Ave. and Anabel Taylor Hall stops will be relocated to Campus @ College. Routes will serve Stewart @ Seneca and Stewart @ Williams in both directions.

Kelsey O'Connor

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