Local

Crews lay asphalt this week on Ithaca Commons

Crews lay asphalt this week on Ithaca Commons

Crews will begin laying down asphalt on the Ithaca Commons pedestrian crossings this week.

Last week, crews tore up the Bank Alley portion of the Commons. With demolition work mostly complete, workers will begin laying down asphalt this week.

Vicki Taylor with the Downtown Ithaca Alliance says they expect phase two work to begin by the end of July. That involves utility work, which will be the water, sewer and storm drainage, and all of the telecommunications infrastructure.

“We’re expecting phase 1 to wrap up mid-July,” she said. “There will be a short break before phase 2 begins, which will start around July 29 and run through the end of November.

For the latest updates on the project, visit ithacacommons.info

More Local Headlines

in Local

Ithaca businesses offer $1,000 reward for arrest in break-in spree

902 Taber St Break In Still

A $1,000 reward is now in place for anyone with information leading to an arrest in connection with a string of break-ins on Ithaca’s West End this summer.

in Local

Resident calls cops on Lansing town official

Local_News41-620x400

Lansing highway department officials were met with resistance when they went to the Autumn Ridge neighborhood this week.

in Local

New York mulls how to use $300M bank settlement

money

Several candidates for the state Senate say the money could help local school districts reduce property taxes.

in Local

4,000 Cornell students descend on East Hill Friday

cornell campus

Classes start next week at Ithaca College, Cornell

in Local

Reverse 911 call leads to confusion in Tioga County community

Local_News41-620x400

Police and fire crews had their eyes on a potential flooding problem in Tioga County, but had a bigger problem,…