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Fire Safety Advisory for the Ithaca Main Campus

The Environmental Health and Safety University Fire Marshal's Office is issuing a fire safety advisory for the Ithaca main campus and asking the entire Cornell Community to use extreme caution around dry grasses, shrubs, and mulched areas.

The warm weather and dry conditions have increased the risk for fires and we are reminding people to be careful with open flames outdoors, including barbecues and backyard fire pits. Please also use caution when disposing of smoking materials.

We ask that everyone be vigilant during this time of elevated risk due to outdoor fires.

The fire safety advisory will remain in effect for the campus until further notice.

For additional information please contact our office at (607) 255-8200 or visit us on the web at https://sp.ehs.cornell.edu/Pages/Home.aspx

Ronald M. Flynn
University Fire Marshal
Event Safety Manager
East Hill Office Building Suite-210
Phone: (607) 254-1627

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Tower Road Lane Closures 7/15 - 7/22, 2016

Tower Road will be reduced to one lane between Garden Avenue and East Avenue from July 15 to July 22, 2016, for manhole work. Flaggers will be in place to direct traffic through the project area, and the roadway will be plated and fully open at night.

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Lane Closures on East Ave. and Campus Rd. June 30 - August 5, 2016

The Electric Duct Bank Replacement Project will impact vehicle and pedestrian travel on East Avenue and Campus Road from Thursday, June 30, through Friday, August 5, 2016.

Vehicle travel will be reduced to a single lane as digging progresses from Sage Hall to Statler Hall and up Campus Road. The Sage and Statler TCAT bus stops are being relocated to the pull off at Gates Hall on Campus Road (eastbound) and the intersection of Campus Road and Statler Drive (westbound).

Flaggers and barricades will be in place to direct traffic, and pedestrians will be detoured around the project area.

A map of travel impacts can be found at https://transportation.fs.cornell.edu/parking/maps/default.cfm

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Tower Road Steam Vault Project June 20 - August 12, 2016

Tower Road steam vault repairs will begin June 20 and continue through August 12, 2016.

Two-way traffic on Tower Road between East Avenue and Garden Avenue will be maintained with reduced lane widths from June 20 - July 15 and July 25 - August 12.

From July 16 to July 24, work near the center of the road will result in alternating one-way traffic, and flaggers will be in place for traffic control. The roadway will be open to two-way traffic during non-working hours.

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Summer 2016 Construction Projects with Transportation Impacts

Download a more complete map and list of projects, dates, and impacts using this link: https://transportation.fs.cornell.edu/file/Web-Summer_Impacts_Transportation-2016.pdf.

Pine Tree Road Closure, June 13 – August 18, 2016
--Pine Tree Road closed from Maple Avenue to Route 366. Local access to both the Fish Hatchery and the Print Shop will be maintained.
--The vehicle detour route will use Ellis Hollow Rd., Game Farm Rd., and Route 366. The detour map is posted at http://www.parking.cornell.edu.
--The East Ithaca Recreation Way will be closed in the area around project.
--For TCAT detour information, visit http://www.tcatbus.com.

Hoy Garage Paint Repair, June 13 – August 18, 2016
--This maintenance project will require closure of levels four and five of the garage. Weekday access to this facility is limited to annual permit holders.

Forest Home Drive, Ongoing
--The road will remain closed from the intersection with Thurston and East to the Toboggan Lodge parking lot.
--A water main replacement project will impact pedestrian travel, May 3 – July 15, 2016.

Tower Road, June 13 – August 18, 2016
--Two-way traffic on Tower Road between East Avenue and Garden Avenue will be maintained with reduced lane widths from June 20 - July 15 and July 25 - August 12. From July 16 to July 24, work near the center of the road will result in alternating one-way traffic. Barricades and/or flaggers in place to direct traffic around work zone.

Kite Hill Stabilization, June 12 – October 15, 2016
--Periodic lane closures on Campus Road between Wilson Lab and Bartels Hall. Flaggers will be on site to direct traffic as needed.

East Avenue/Campus Road Electric Duct Bank Replacement, Summer 2016
--Periodic lane closures on Campus Road and East Avenue for the duration of the project.
--Sage South parking lot will be closed to permit holders, dates to be announced. Only reserved and handicap-accessible spaces will remain open for parking. Permit holders are being notified separately.
--TCAT will relocate the Sage/Statler stops and detour around the work zone using Garden Avenue. For TCAT detour information, visit http://www.tcatbus.com.

Dryden Road and College Avenue Intersection Closure, June 13 – August 1, 2016
--Utility work will close the intersection of Dryden Road and College Avenue.
--Dryden Road between College and Linden will be closed until November, 2016.
--Linden Avenue is slated for NYSEG gas main extension work.
--TCAT will detour using Campus Road and Stewart Avenue. For TCAT detour and bus stop information, visit http://www.tcatbus.com.

College Avenue Chilled Water Project, June 13 – August 12, 2016
--Lane closures on College Avenue occurring from the Schwartz Center for Performing Arts to Snee Hall, including the Stone Arch Bridge.
--Driveway to Thurston, Bard, and Kimble Halls reduced to one lane.

University Health Services, Ongoing – August 30, 2017
--Periodic lane closures on Campus Road; reduced speed limit 15 mph.

Projects and dates subject to change.

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TCAT Collegetown Detours Effective Immediately, 6/10/16

Due to heavy equipment staging and subsequent traffic congestion, TCAT's operations team put the Collegetown detour in effect immediately today, Friday, June 10, until further notice.

Signs are posted at stops throughout the detour area. Click here for full press release and map: http://www.tcatbus.com/major-collegetown-detours-effective-61316-until-further-notice/

For route and stop location information, please visit http://www.tcatbus.com.

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