ITHACA, N.Y. — Construction to reshape traffic on Spencer Road in Ithaca is beginning soon. Over the next couple months, plan ahead as there will be road work near the intersection of Stone Quarry Road.

The work will include building a new sidewalk on the north side of the 400 block and the west side of the South Meadow Street Extension (800 block). When completed, the street will dead end the 400 block of Spencer Road at the intersection of Stone Quarry Road, which will route traffic to and from Stone Quarry Road to the roundabout at Albany Street. A bicycle and pedestrian cut through will be maintained for the length of Spencer Road, the city said in a news release.

Construction is on track to begin this week and is expected to last until Oct. 1.

Beginning Monday, the city said its contractor will perform road work on the 400 block of Spencer Road. and 800 block of South Meadow Street Extension. The two blocks will be closed to through traffic. Access will be maintained for businesses and residences, however. On-street parking may also be limited at times.

As far as detours, the city says, “There will be no posted detours. Alternate traffic routes will be maintained through Route 13 and Old Elmira Rd towards Downtown area. Stone Quarry Road will remain open to access South Hill.”

Questions, concerns or accessibility issues should be forwarded to the city’s engineering department at 607-274-6530. For more information, drawings and documents related to the project, visit this link.

Featured image: Intersection of Spencer Road and Stone Quarry Road in Ithaca on Monday. (Provided photo.)

Kelsey O'Connor

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