ITHACA, N.Y. — Slope Day – the annual spring end-of-semester celebration at Cornell University – will bring thousands of students to Libe Slope and Ho Plaza on Wednesday, May 8. The university tradition dates back more than 100 years and brings big music acts every year. This year’s headliner is Steve Aoki. With the major festival will come some detours for TCAT routes Tuesday, May 7 and Wednesday.

The gates open at 11 a.m. Wednesday, music begins at noon and the celebration continues until about 4 p.m.

West Avenue, between Campus Road and University Avenue, will be closed all day on Tuesday and Wednesday (re-opening at 8 a.m., Thursday, May 9.) Additionally, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., on Wednesday, May 8, TCAT will not use Campus Road between Stewart Avenue and College Avenue.

TCAT has listed the following detours for all day Tuesday and Wednesday. Routes 36, 83, 92 and 93 will be detoured as follows:

  • Route 36:  A.M. inbound trips will turn right onto Stewart Ave.; left onto Campus Rd., back onto normal route. P.M outbound trips from Campus Rd. will turn right onto Stewart Ave.; left onto University Ave., Lake St, back onto normal route. The Baker Flagpole stop is to be relocated to Stewart @ University.
  • Route 83: outbound will detour from Stewart Ave.; right onto to University Ave. (stopping at Milstein Hall); right onto East Ave.; then left onto Tower Rd.; and resume onto normal route. (reverse for inbound.) The Baker Flagpole stop is to be relocated to Stewart @ University. Alternatively, passengers traveling from West Campus to Central Campus can also use Route 10, boarding on University Ave. at the Boldt Hall bus stop.
  • Routes 92 and 93: will detour using Campus Rd. and Stewart Ave. in both directions. The Baker Flagpole stop is to be relocated to Stewart @ University.

And the following additional detours Wednesday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Routes 20, 21, 31, 37, 40, 43, 52, 53, 65, and 67:

  • Routes will use College Ave instead of Stewart Ave in both directions. Bus stops on Stewart @ Seneca St., Stewart @ Buffalo St. and Stewart Ave. at Williams St. are to be relocated to E. State St. @ Stewart Ave.

Please note: TCAT will serve all stops along detoured routes.

For more information, visit www.tcatbus.com.

Featured image: File photo of Slope Day 2015 courtesy of Cornell University.

Kelsey O'Connor

Kelsey O'Connor is the managing editor for the Ithaca Voice. Questions? Story tips? Contact her at koconnor@ithacavoice.com and follow her on Twitter @bykelseyoconnor.