The storm sewer work will begin on Monday, 11/4, rather than on Friday, 11/1 as originally planned. The change was due to the heavy rains on Thursday. A crew will begin installing the new storm sewer main and tie it into an existing manhole at the entrance of Center Ithaca. The sidewalk and front entrance to Center Ithaca will be blocked all day on Monday during this process but Center Ithaca will be OPEN. From the east, people can enter Center Ithaca through The Visitor Center or 15 STEPS and from the west through Art and Found or Alphabet Soup. The back entrance can also be accessed by going through Home Dairy Alley.
A second crew will begin installing the new storm sewer main on the west end near the intersection of State Street and Cayuga Street. The sidewalk on the east side of the intersection will be closed temporarily on Monday during this work.
The storm sewer main installation will then continue along State Street and in Bank Alley. As the installation of the storm sewer main crosses from Trolley Circle to Bank Alley, the east-west pedestrian crossing at Bank Alley and State Street will be closed for one day.
Signs will be posted to direct pedestrians whenever there is a change in the pedestrian flow.