ITHACA, N.Y. — The City of Ithaca has announced a construction project that will see three railroad crossings on Fulton Street replaced in the month of June.
In a news alert sent out Friday morning, the city said that a contractor working for the Ithaca Central Railroad will be replacing the crossings. The ICR is doing the work now due to the closing of one of the line’s major customers for the month of June, as the project won’t disrupt the train line.
Those worried about the disruption to traffic, sidewalks and the streets (show on the map below, with dates) will be fully closed. The three streets will not be closed at the same time, but rather one after the other. There will be detours in place for each project the week that is taking place.
The work will be conducted on the following schedule:
- Buffalo Street and Fulton Street: Monday, June 1 through Friday, June 5
- Seneca Street and Fulton Street: Monday, June 8 through Friday, June 12
- State/MLK Jr. Street and Fulton: Monday, June 15 through Friday, June 19
Buffalo Street Detour – Monday, June 1 through Friday, June 5: Westbound traffic will proceed one block to the south, turn west onto Seneca Street, turn north on Taughannock Boulevard and end detour at Buffalo Street. Eastbound traffic will turn south at Taughannock Blvd, proceed two blocks to the south and turn east onto West State/ MLK Jr. Street and end detour.
Seneca Street Detour – Monday, June 8 through Friday, June 12: Westbound traffic will proceed one block to the south, turn west onto State/MLK Jr. Street, turn north on Taughannock Boulevard and end detour at Seneca Street. This is a one-way street, so there is no eastbound traffic. Access will be provided to the driveways between Fulton St. & Taughannock Blvd. by a flagger stationed at the intersection of Seneca & Taughannock Blvd.
West State/MLK Jr. Street Detour – Monday, June 15 through Friday, June 19: Westbound traffic will need to use Seneca Street (one block to the north), turn south on Taughannock Boulevard and end detour at West State/MLK Jr. Street. Please note that, due to the one-way street pattern, this requires an earlier turn for southbound traffic on Fulton Street (turn on Seneca instead of State St), and a later turn for northbound traffic on Meadow Street (onto Seneca St instead of State St). Similarly, westbound traffic coming from downtown on West State Street should turn north on Meadow St and west on Seneca Street. The detour for eastbound traffic will turn north at Taughannock Blvd, proceed two blocks to the north, turn east onto West Buffalo Street, turn south onto Fulton Street (Rt 13 SB) and end detour.