Current City Projects

West Martin Luther King Jr./ State Street Corridor Enhancements

PROJECT LOCATION: West Martin Luther King Jr/State Street (Rt 79), between Floral Avenue (Rt 13A) and Taughannock Blvd.

PROJECT START DATE: Monday, June 25, 2018

PROJECT DESCRIPTION: The project will widen the south sidewalk, install a new traffic signal at the Floral Avenue intersection, install a new signalized mid-block pedestrian crossing and re-aligns the intersections of West Seneca and Brindley Streets along the West MLK, Jr. (West State) Street corridor between Floral Avenue and Taughannock Boulevard.  The project includes milling and resurfacing the existing pavement, installation of bike lanes by reducing the number of through travel lanes, curbing, sidewalk, drainage improvements, landscaping enhancements, and new pavement markings.

LOCAL IMPACTS: The sidewalk on the south side of the street will be closed and a pedestrian detour will be signed to use the sidewalk on the north side of the street. Traffic will otherwise be maintained in both directions at all times in at least one lane, though lane shifts and a lane closure are expected. Motorists should expect delays and should use caution in the work zone, with special consideration for and awareness of people walking, biking and working in the area.

All-way stop signs have been posted at the intersection of Rt 79 (W. MLK Jr./State/Hector Streets) and Rt 13A (Floral Avenue). The all-way stop signs will remain in place during construction until the proposed traffic signal is installed and fully functional. Due to manufacturer delays, it is currently expected that the traffic signal poles will be available for installation in late November. The signals would then be installed in the first two weeks of December.

DETOURS IN PLACE: No lane closures required detours. The only detour that will be posted is for pedestrians to use the north side of the street while the south sidewalk is under construction.

SCHEDULED COMPLETION DATE: October 25, 2018, except for traffic signal installation which will likely be completed by December 15, 2018.

PLEASE NOTE: Construction, by nature, is subject to constant change, inclement weather, and unexpected findings.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding this project, or for additional information, please contact: Tim Logue, Director of Engineering, Department of Public Works (607) 274-6535.

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East State Street Retaining Wall Project

Documents regarding the East State Street Retaining Wall Project can be found here.