Collegetown construction means road and TCAT bus detours

The intersection of College Avenue and Dryden Road will be closed starting next week for utility work, and TCAT says they’re detouring their bus routes around the area effective immediately.

Construction work keeps Collegetown clogged. 14850 Photo.

Construction work keeps Collegetown clogged. 14850 Photo.

TCAT was going to detour their bus routes beginning on Monday, but they said this morning that “Due to heavy equipment staging causing traffic congestion,” they put the detours into effect today.

The detours affect TCAT Routes 10, 30, 32, 51, 70 and 72. TCAT says the routes that serve Cornell’s Schwartz Center for Performing Arts will still be able to stop there. Buses that usually stop further south on College Avenue will stop on Mitchell Street. Some routes will detour on Campus Road and Stewart Avenue. Transit officials say signs will be posted at the affected stops throughout the detour area.

The intersection of College Ave and Dryden Road will be closed from Monday, June 13 until August 1. The 200 block of Dryden Road will be fully closed from College Avenue to Linden Avenue until November, and NYSEG will be doing gas main work on Linden Avenue this summer. Dryden Road above College Ave has already been partially or fully closed for the last few months due to construction on a new building in the 200 block.

Work beginning Monday includes utility work under the street at the corner of College and Dryden, and chilled water line work on the stone arch bridge between the Schwartz Center and central campus.

Further east, Pine Tree Road will be closed from Maple Avenue to Route 366 starting Monday.

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