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This Week: Street closings due to Markles Flats coal tar remediation

As part of the ongoing coal tar remediation at the site of the old Markles Flats building, the intersections of Plain and Esty and Plain and Court Streets in the City of Ithaca will be closed to thru traffic this week.

While they’re doing that work, traffic can continue through the intersections, according to city transportation engineer Kent Johnson.

“They should have people there managing traffic through the intersections because they will be down to one lane because of the way the work is set up,” Johnson said.

Johnson says while Sevenson Environmental Services, Inc. is doing that work, local traffic can continue through the intersections.

Once this week’s work is completed, the intersections will be reopened, and the contractor will move to the next phase of the project in the 400 block of North Plain Street, which will be closed to all motor vehicle and pedestrian traffic for the remainder of the summer.

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