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Posted on: October 3, 2018

Construction Update- East State Street Sewer Replacement Project- Stage 5

Construction Update- East State Street Sewer Replacement – Stage 5

Project Location: Overall project - Mitchell Street and the Tuning Fork. Final - Stage 5 component of project.

Project Description: Major sewer main replacement, water and sewer services, road surface reconstruction.

Project Goal: Finish replacement of sewer service laterals in the westbound lane under the general sanitary sewer interceptor replacement project.

Project Start Date: Stage 5 - Tentatively, begin Water & Sewer service work on October 9, 7:00AM in the westbound lane of East State Street to replace services from Mitchell Street to Schuyler Place. This will be the last of the water & sewer work planned for this project.

Project Scheduled Completion Date: On or around November 9, 2018

Local Impacts: Starting on or around October 9, 2018, East State Street will be reduced to a single lane in the immediate vicinity of the work during the day. Flaggers will be positioned as the work moves downhill to direct traffic around service work. Expect minor east and westbound State Street delays. While approximate, the rough schedule will occur as follows.

  • October 9 – October 17 – Replace 6 services from Mitchell to Eddy
  • October 18 – October 30 – Replace 8 services from Eddy to Stewart
  • October 31 – November 9 – Replace 5 services from Stewart to Schuyler Pl.

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

Recommended Detours:: 

  •  October 9 – November 9: From E. Green Street heading eastbound onto East State Street – Will be controlled with a flagging system around work zone. From East State Street, heading westbound into City – Will be controlled with a flagging system around work zone.
  • October 18 – October 20: Southbound Lane of Eddy Street – Will be closed to thru traffic. Eastbound egress from Eddy Street will be through Cook Street. Westbound egress from Eddy Street will be through East Seneca.
  • October 22 – October 24: S. Quarry Street - S. Quarry Street will be closed to thru traffic and ingress and egress to S. Quarry will be through Ferris Place. N. Quarry Street – N. Quarry Street will be closed to thru traffic. Eastbound vehicles intending to head south toward East State Street will be directed along Buffalo past N. Quarry to Eddy Street. Westbound traffic intending to head south toward East State Street will be directed along Buffalo past N. Quarry to Aurora Street.
  • October 30 – October 31: Ferris Place – Will be closed to thru traffic. Traffic ingress and egress to Ferris will be through S. Quarry Street.

Please note: Detour schedules are tentative and are subject to change based on anticipated progress.

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



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