An unexpected closure of Hudson Street has forced Tompkins Consolidated Area Transit (TCAT) to detour its Route 11 buses on Ithaca’s south hill until further notice.
TCAT says “Route 11 will be unable to serve stops on Hudson Street, both stops at the IC East Entrance, and the outbound IC Garden Apartments stops.” All stops have been relocated to South Aurora Street (Route 96B) or S Lot.
Outbound buses to Ithaca College will take South Aurora Street to the IC main entrance, turn left onto Grant Egbert Drive, and continue to the S Lot, then turn right and resume its normal route at the Park Hall stop.
Inbound buses to the Commons will turn left after Park Hall onto S Lot, take Grant Egbert Drive to the IC main entrance, and then turn right onto South Aurora Street. Buses will turn right onto Hillview and resume the normal route on Hudson Street.
“This road work was sudden, and is expected to last until this Thursday,” says the TCAT alert.
Hudson Street is closed above Hillview Street, and all traffic is being detoured.