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.

Sewer line replacement will close Route 96B on Ithaca’s south hill - Route 96B (South Aurora Street) on Ithaca's South Hill will be closed this Tuesday and Wednesday for repair and replacement of a blocked sewer line pipe, according to Ithaca officials. TCAT says two bus routes will be detoured.
Detour: Buffalo Street closed for gas main work for several weeks - Buffalo Street is closed to through traffic on Ithaca's east hill for gas main work, and could be closed for several weeks. DDS is replacing NYSEG gas pipes under the street, and must connect the new main to lines running to each building.
That siren you hear is Ithaca College testing its emergency alert system - Ithaca College has scheduled a test of its emergency alert system “during the noon hour” on Tuesday, September 19. Sirens and PA announcements on campus may be heard around Ithaca.
Regional jets will replace the last of Ithaca airport’s turboprops - Starting next month, the Ithaca Tompkins Regional Airport's three commercial airline routes will all feature jet aircraft, according to airport officials. United is replacing the last remaining turboprops serving the airport with Embraer regional jets.
Detour Expect delays as city crews repair East State St and Stewart Ave intersection - City of Ithaca officials say traffic will be maintained in both directions on East State Street, but blocked southbound on Stewart Avenue, while crews begin “intersection improvements” this Tuesday on the East Hill junction.
Ithaca Police Department Extra patrols this week watching for distracted driving - Ithaca police will be conducting additional patrols the week of September 10-17 “to address distracted driving offenses,” according to an IPD release. The aim is to reduce texting while driving and other illegal uses of a cell phone.
Homegrown crosswalk signs pop up as kids head back to school - Kids are heading back to Ithaca schools this week, many of them walking, and a local father has taken the initiative to put up signs at several pedestrian crosswalks to remind drivers to yield.
Detour South Albany blocks closing for about a month for gas line work - The City of Ithaca says NYSEG crews will be working on a gas line on the 300 and 400 blocks of South Albany Street, so the road will be closed to thru traffic during work hours starting Tuesday.
Detour 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.