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.
Getting around Ithaca: road closures and detours - Welcome, or welcome back, to Ithaca! We've closed some of the area's major roads just to make things entertaining. It's Cornell opening weekend, with thousands of new and returning students and their families pouring into town.
Hudson Street should reopen in time for Ithaca College move-in, says City - The project to improve pedestrian access on Ithaca's South Hill has left Hudson Street closed longer than planned, but city officials say it should reopen in time for Ithaca College move-in.
Stewart Ave bridge will reopen for upcoming Cornell event weekends - The Stewart Avenue bridge is closed for nearly three months for a City of Ithaca project to repaint and repair the structure, but the bridge will reopen this weekend and next, says Ithaca bridge systems engineer Addisu Gebre.
Detour: Game Farm Road closing for four months east of Ithaca - Game Farm Road, between Dryden Road and Ellis Hollow Road, will be closed starting August 3 for a major bridge reconstruction project. Officials say it will remain closed through November.
No news is good news? City of Ithaca not talking as Hudson Street remains closed - The City of Ithaca won't say when Hudson Street will reopen to traffic. Ithaca College's move-in day is less than a month away.
No swimming at Taughannock this weekend, says NYS Parks - Looks like beautiful weekend weather for swimming, but don't plan on swimming at Taughannock Falls State Park this weekend. They've closed the park to swimming due to algae.
East Lincoln Street closing Monday for three-month rebuild - The four blocks of Lincoln Street from Cayuga Street to Lake Street will be closed starting Monday, July 31 for a three-month project to mill, repave, and repair sidewalks along the Fall Creek street.
Detour: Stewart Ave bridge will be closed for three months - A project to repaint and repair the Stewart Avenue bridge over Cascadilla Creek will close the bridge for nearly three months, requiring a detour around the major Collegetown thoroughfare.
South Albany Street closed for two weeks for watermain replacement - The 100 block of South Albany will be closed for two weeks starting Monday to replace a 126-year-old water main, according to the Ithaca Department of Public Works. West Green will be narrowed for the first two days.
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