Bridge work could snarl Route 13 at Ithaca’s south end for three days

City of Ithaca officials say a project to replace a bridge deck over Route 13 at Ithaca’s southern edge will close traffic lanes and cause delays for three days.

In a social media post, Streets & Facilities announced that work would last for three days, roughly 7:30am-3:30pm, starting on Friday, January 26th. One northbound lane and one southbound lane will be closed, and traffic will be consolidated to one lane in each direction.

“Motorists should expect delays during peak travel times and may want to seek alternate routes when possible,” they say. The project is weather-dependent.

Update: According to City of Ithaca construction engineer Mark P. Verbanic, the project is to remove the bridge deck of the pedestrian bridge near Buttermilk Falls State Park, commonly referred to as the “Bridge to Nowhere,” under the direction of the New York State Department of Transportation.

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