Expect delays on Route 13 north on Wednesday morning

The City of Ithaca says North Meadow Street, Route 13 northbound through Ithaca’s west end, will be reduced from three lanes to one on Wednesday morning. Drivers should expect traffic delays and detours.

Crews will be installing a new pressure transducer level sensor and checking the pumps at Ithaca’s wastewater pumping station that’s under ground at the corner of Meadow and Buffalo, near Byrne Dairy and Joe’s Restaurant. The city is closing two of the three lanes of Route 13 from 9am to 1pm on November 30, starting at West Seneca Street and ending about 150 feet north of West Buffalo Street. Only the leftmost (westernmost) lane will be open.

Drivers heading west on Buffalo Street who want to turn north on Route 13 should turn right on Cayuga, Albany, or Plain, then left again onto West Court Street, to head to Route 13. They will be able to turn right from Court onto Meadow. Drivers won’t be able to turn right from Route 13 northbound onto Buffalo Street, either.

Delays are likely all morning and through lunchtime in and around Ithaca’s west end. It may be quicker to detour through downtown instead of taking Route 13 through the west end.

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