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ITHACA, NY – Due to construction, the Forrest Home Drive bridge will be closed effective 8 a.m. through 3 p.m. Mon., Dec. 7, and Tues., Dec. 8, prompting a major detour impacting  Routes 31, 37,41, 81, 83 during those time periods.

Bus stops at Garden Ave. @ Tower Rd. and Campus Rd. @ East Ave. will remain open.

However, for both those days, between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m., TCAT will be unable to serve Routes 31,37,41, 81, 83 at Tower Road stops anywhere east of Garden Ave. @ Tower Rd. Passengers using those stops should use Route 82 to transfer to Uris Hall Across the Street and Uris Hall bus stops.

In addition, for Routes 31, 37, 41 and 83, the Statler Hall stop will be moved to Uris across the Street and the Sage Hall stop will be relocated to Uris Hall.

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