Work begins this week to improve pedestrian access to Ithaca’s South Hill, and Hudson Street will be closed for two weeks of the six-week project.
The City of Ithaca is installing new sidewalks on Hudson Street along the stretch from Pennsylvania Avenue to Coddington Road “to provide safer pedestrian travel,” as well as repairing portions of the street.
Supervisor of Streets Cliff Murphy in the City of Ithaca’s Streets & Facilities Division tells us work was to begin on Monday, May 22nd, but will be delayed until “later this week” due to issues found at the site last week.
For most of the project’s duration, City crews will close one lane at a time and use flaggers to control traffic. Drivers can take turns driving through as directed by flaggers, or can detour to South Aurora Street or Hudson Place.
Hudson Street will be closed entirely from Coddington Road to Hudson Place from June 19th-30th. Traffic for Pennsylvania Avenue will be maintained at all times. Murphy says there’s no practical detour for that road.
While Hudson Street is closed, drivers should detour to South Aurora Street or Hudson Place.
Murphy says the project should still be finished at the end of June.