The new water main in Bank Alley running from Trolley Circle to the middle of Seneca Street has been installed and is now in service. On Wednesday this water main will be connected to the water main that runs down Seneca Street. The traffic on Seneca Street (near Tioga Place) will be diverted around the traffic cones during the excavation.
There are two buildings in Bank Alley that need to be connected to the new water main. On Monday, 10/28, the connection to the Tompkins Trust building will be made. This will happen outside the construction fence and to the south of the entrance to Tompkins Trust. Half of the west side of Bank Alley’s sidewalk will be closed to through pedestrian traffic for most of the day while the connection is being made. However, the Tompkins Trust entrance will be accessible throughout the day from the south. The water main connection for the other building will not affect pedestrian flow.
On State Street, there are four buildings remaining to be connected to the new water main. These connections must be made outside the construction fence. Work done outside the construction fence may result in temporarily constricted pedestrian traffic in some locations. Orange construction fence or yellow caution tape will be used to demarcate these areas.
A sanitary lateral will be installed on Monday in front of Maté Factor. The east-west sidewalk will be closed to through traffic in front of the building. The front entrance and the Home Dairy Alley entrance will be accessible.