Ithaca Travel Alerts

Live in Ithaca or Tompkins County and need to get to school, work, or shopping? Visiting the area and trying to explore? Here are the traffic and travel alerts you need to plan your trip.

Expect delays on College Ave with utility work through the summer - Traffic will be reduced to one lane along portions of College Avenue in Collegetown for the next several weeks, according to the City of Ithaca. Utility crews will be upgrading gas mains and services starting today.
No parking along Cayuga Street, event parking fee in garages for Ithaca Festival - The signs have popped up along the parade route, reminding us there's no parking along Cayuga Street on Friday afternoon for the Ithaca Festival Parade. Festival organizers say $5 event parking is in effect for the Downtown Ithaca garages this weekend.
No parking on Slaterville Road May 1 – September 30 - It's that time of year again -- there's no parking on a stretch of Route 79 or Slaterville Road east of the City of Ithaca. The Town of Ithaca made parking there illegal a few years ago to help reduce illegal swimming and dangerous jumping in Six Mile Creek.
Detour Hudson Street to close for two weeks on Ithaca’s South Hill - 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.
UPDATE: Amber Alert canceled after Western New York girl found safe - Update: McKenzie R. Wilson “has been safely recovered,” according to the New York State Police. The Amber Alert has been canceled.
TCAT says Route 11 is detoured due to Hudson Street closure - 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.
Bike, walk, and roll, but don’t drive: North Cayuga closed this Sunday for car-free Streets Alive fair - North Cayuga Street, which runs from the heart of Downtown Ithaca north through Fall Creek towards Stewart Park, and West Court Street from Cayuga Street to GIAC, will be closed Sunday afternoon for "Streets Alive!" from Boynton Middle School to GIAC, from 1-5pm on May 1st.
Coast Guard warns boaters of Ithaca Yacht Club dock project - The ninth district of the United States Coast Guard has issued a “notice to mariners” to make boaters aware of Ithaca Yacht Club's project to remove and replace floating docks this spring.
Next two GE turbines will bypass Ithaca entirely - If you were looking forward to three more General Electric turbines coming through Central New York, you might have to do a little traveling to see them! The next two, at least, are taking a different route that skips Ithaca.
Detour 400 block of Thurston Ave closed this Wednesday and Thursday - Thurston Avenue between Wait Avenue and Wyckoff Avenue will be closed in both directions near Cornell's north campus for most of this Wednesday and Thursday, according to the City of Ithaca DPW.