Local

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.

More Local Headlines

in Local

Seneca Falls man dies in farming accident

Local_News41-620x400

A 24 year old Seneca Falls man died over the weekend in a farming accident.

in Local

NY teacher tenure system faces new legal challenge

school2

A group founded by former CNN journalist Campbell Brown is challenging New York state's teacher tenure system.

in Local

Memo details first ideas on truck safety in Ithaca

common council

CIty's Board of Public Works will discuss options presented by city transportation engineer during Monday meeting

in Local

Cuomo defends handling of corruption panel

cuomo

Gov. Andrew Cuomo is defending his handling of an anti-corruption commission, dismissing reports that his administration interfered with its work.

in Local

VP at Cornell’s NYC Tech campus to lead college in Adirondacks

CORNELL LOGO

Cathy Dove will start job at Paul Smith's College Sept. 1