Current City Projects

Cecil A Malone Bridge Project

This project will include replacing the existing bridge to eliminate the bridge structural deficiencies and provide a wider bridge deck to accommodate heavy industrial traffic, pedestrians, and bicyclists.

Public Information Packet 

Questions and comments concerning this project should be directed to Addisu Gebre, Bridge Systems Engineer, at agebre@cityofithaca.org by October 2, 2020 


Cecil A Malone bridge


Wood Street Milling & Paving


Project Start Date:  Monday, September 14, 2020

Project Location: Wood Street 200, 300, & 400 blocks, from Albany Street to South Meadow Street.

Project Description & Goal: Remove old asphalt and repave two courses of asphalt.

Scheduled Completion Date:  Friday, October 9, 2020

Local Impacts: Road closed to all traffic and no on-street parking during working hours. 

For additional information contact: Cliff Murphy, Supervisor of Streets: (607) 272-1718


Sunrise Road Water Main Installation & Re-paving

Project Start Date: September 1, 2020

Project Name:  Sunrise Road storm water repair, water main repair and installation, followed by paving.

Project Location:  100 block of Sunrise Road

Project Description and Goal:  Install new water main, new pipe, drain inlet, curbing and pavement

Local Impacts:  Sunrise Road will be closed to all traffic between Westfield Drive and Hector Street for the duration of the project.

Recommended Detours in Place:  Hector St to Hopper Pl to Westfield Dr to Sunrise Rd; Sunrise Rd to Westfield Dr to Hopper Pl to Hector St

Estimated Completion Date:  October 31, 2020

Questions can be directed to the Streets and Facilities Department, (607) 272-1718




College Ave Student Agencies Properties: Existing Building Demolition/New Building Construction 

Project Name411 – 415 College Ave Student Agencies Properties: Existing Building Demolition/New Building Construction

Project Location: 411 – 415 College Ave

Project Start Date: Maintenance and Protection of Traffic Plan and Sidewalk Closures Setup - Tuesday May 19th, 2020

(Demolition Work Starts on Thursday, May 27, 2020)

Project Description and Goal: Cornell’s Student Agencies and Purcell Construction Corporation are scheduled to start demolition work on Collegetown Bagels building (block building on the corner of College Avenue). The proposed project consists of a six-story building with a lower retail floor space and student housing apartments. Demolition will begin May 27, 2020 with a reopening slated for August 2021.

Local Impacts: Beginning on May 19, the Contractor will mobilize and set up the work zone, traffic diversion plan and maintenance & protection plan to direct/prepare pedestrians and motorists for any commuting/diversion changes through College Ave and Oak Ave. A work zone will be set with 2 sidewalk closures along a portion of College Ave East side sidewalk and a portion of the southside Oak Avenue sidewalk. A one lane closure of the Eastbound lane on Oak Ave. will be set for vehicular through traffic headed Eastbound on Cornell Campus, while College Ave will maintain Two way lane traffic. Access will be maintained for businesses, however, on-street parking and loading zone areas will be limited at certain times on specific locations.

Recommended Detours: There will be no posted detours. Traffic will be maintained both ways through College Ave, while Oak Ave will maintain Westbound traffic through.

Scheduled Project Duration: 15 months

Questions, concerns or accessibility issues should be forwarded to the City of Ithaca Engineering Department at (607) 274-6530


Hector Street Complete Streets Project

This project has been completed!
New and replacement sidewalks were constructed along Hector St Street between Floral Avenue and 500 feet west of Warren Place. In addition to the sidewalks, the City of Ithaca’s contractor, Bothar Construction, repaired and installed associated retaining walls, curbing, and drainage improvements. City water and sewer crews completed improvements to the water main and stormwater infrastructure in the corridor. 

Hector Street Sidewalk



Brindley Street Bridge Project

Project Start DateMarch 4, 2019

Scheduled Completion Date: December 31, 2020

Project Description and Goal: This project includes the relocation of Brindley Street by connecting Taber Street with the West State Street/Taughannock Boulevard intersection. The existing Brindley Street roadway and structure will remain (with appropriate improvements) and be utilized for pedestrian traffic. The existing bridge will continue to be used by the public during construction of the new bridge and approach roadways until September/October 2020.

As this project is a two-year construction project, timely project updates will be provided to the public as the project progress.

Current Local Impacts: The existing one-lane Brindley Street Bridge will be closed for vehicular and pedestrian traffic for major improvement. Once the repair work is completed, the single-lane bridge will be open for pedestrian traffic only.

Recommended State or Local Detours in Place:  A new bridge that connects Taber Street with the West State Street/Taughannock Boulevard intersection will be open for both vehicular and pedestrian traffic on August 28, 2020.

For additional information contact: Addisu Gebre, Bridge Systems Engineer, DPW (607) 274-6530


East State Street Retaining Wall Project

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



Hector Street Complete Street Project

You can find the Design Report for the Hector Street Complete Street Project here.



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