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Posted on: August 22, 2018

Construction Update- East State Street Sewer Replacement- Stage 4

Construction Update


PROJECT NAME: East State Street Sewer Replacement – Stage 4

PROJECT LOCATION: Overall project - between Eddy Street and Mitchell Street.  Stage 4 component of the project. 

PROJECT DESCRIPTION:  Major sewer main replacement, water and sewer services, road surface reconstruction.

PROJECT GOAL:   Increase the capacity of 75-year-old sanitary sewer interceptor between Eddy Street and Mitchell Street.       

PROJECT START DATE:  Stage 4 - Tentatively, August 23, 7:00 AM – Continue from Stage 3 to replace 650-LF of main and water and sewer services from Eddy Street to Mitchell.  On or around August 23, a section of roadway will be placed into alternating one-way during the day using flagging.

Stage 4 completion – Tentatively Friday, September 21, 2018, 4:00 PM.

ENTIRE PROJECT SCHEDULED COMPLETION DATE:  On or around October 31, 2018

LOCAL IMPACTS: East State Street will be reduced to a single lane controlled by flagging during the day starting on or around August 23, 2018.  Flaggers will be positioned just below the eastbound Eddy Street intersection, at the Mitchell Street Intersection and one in front of College Avenue on Mitchell Street.  Expect heavy east and westbound State Street delays.  On or around August 23, the southbound lane of Eddy Street will be closed to thru traffic.  The Eddy Street closure is expected to last until August 31.  On or around August 23, the southeast bound lane of Blair Street will be closed to thru traffic. 

At the end of each working day (roughly 5:00 pm), the City is expected to return operation of State Street back to 2-way and lift the detour on the side streets. 

RECOMMENDED DETOURS: From E. Green Street heading eastbound onto East State Street – Will be controlled with a flagging system at Eddy Street.  From East State Street, heading westbound into City – Will be controlled with a flagging system at the Mitchell and East State intersection.  Southbound Lane of Eddy Street – Will be closed to thru traffic beginning on or around August 23 and ending around August 31.  Eastbound egress from Eddy Street will be through Cook Street.  Westbound egress from Eddy Street will be through East Seneca.  Southeastbound Lane of Blair Street – Will be closed to thru traffic beginning on or around August 23.  Egress from Blair Street will be through Cook Street. 

For additional information contact: Erik Whitney, Scott Gibson, Nick Thomas & Don Corwin with City of Ithaca DPW, Water & Sewer Division at (607) 272-1717