The City of Cortland has been looking into improvements on Groton Ave. both in appearance and infrastructure and had sent out a request for proposal for the project.
Groton Ave. would be revamped from Otter Creek Place to Main Street with new lighting, traffic signals, curbing, sidewalks, landscaping, asphalt, road striping. Underneath, infrastructure upgrades would include the sanitary system, and storm and water systems.
A proposal from G. DeVincentis & Sons organization submitted a proposal which would include all the work mentioned above with an estimated cost of $7,596,000.00.
During last night’s Common Council meeting, the council voted to authorize Mayor Scott Steve to execute an agreement with the organization for the Groton Ave Public Improvement Project.
“We got to get it done.” Mayor Steve said.
“We just assume not to have another year.” he continued, mentioning having another project commence once Main Street is finished, but have them all completed at once.
City of Cortland DPW Superintendent, Nic Dovi, informed the council that construction is likely to begin sometime next month, but no formal date was given.
Dovi continued to speak to the council that coordination will take place with other ongoing construction projects in Cortland to avoid any conflict or additional traffic disruptions.
Traffic is expected to go to one lane at times as crews work on Groton Ave. The project is expected to take two years until complete.