South Albany Street closed for two weeks for watermain replacement

The 100 block of South Albany Street will be closed for two weeks starting this Monday to replace a 126-year-old watermain, according to the City of Ithaca’s Department of Public Works. West Green Street will be narrowed to one lane for the first two days.

Crews will be starting at the intersection of Green and Albany to replace the “1891 vintage cast iron watermain” and will close the left lane of Green Street eastbound for the beginning of this week. Traffic on Green Street will remain open with just the right lane available, so expect some delays. They’re starting the project at 7:30am on Monday, July 24.

The 100 block of South Albany Street will be closed to through traffic between State and Green Streets, but the work should take no more than two weeks. Southbound traffic should turn right onto Seneca or State, left on Plain, left onto Green, and then right back onto Albany Street. Northbound traffic can turn right on Green then left onto the Seneca Way “tuning fork” curve onto Seneca Street, and then right onto Albany Street.

TCAT says all buses that stop at their Albany Street at Salvation Army stop will instead be stopping at Geneva Street at Green Street or Geneva Street at State Street to pick up and drop off passengers, due to the project.

The City of Ithaca estimates the work will be finished within two weeks, and expect to reopen Albany Street by the end of the day on Monday, August 7.

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