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Work wrapping up at Markles Flats

Soon, the City of Ithaca will have a brand new baseball field, basketball court and walking track.

NYSEG contractors have cleaned up the coal-tar pollution at the Markles Flats site on Court Street in the City of Ithaca.

In its place will be a basketball court, a baseball diamond and other recreational activities that will be available for community use.

Ithaca City School Board President Rob Ainslie says they hope to finish the work by summer’s end.

“Hopefully by this fall, they will have all their equipment off and the site will be returned so we can put in topsoil and grass seed,” Ainslie said Tuesday. “There will be ball fields, a walking track, a basketball court, and parking on-site.”

The property is owned by the Ithaca City School District.

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