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Groton Ave. Parking Lot to be Reconstructed – Work Done in Phases


The Groton Ave. public parking lot between the Hollywood Restaurant and Los Lagos will be completely reconstructed starting in June of this year. Work is expected to take about a month and will be done in phases. The parking lot will not be shut down in its entirety during work.

Details on the reconstruction were given during a public informational meeting at the Cortland Elks Lodges that was hosted by the City of Cortland, Cortland County Business Development Corporation (BDC), and Experience Cortland.

The reconstruction will add additional handicap spaces and have an overall increase in the amount of parking spaces than what is currently available. Work will include new storm sewer replacement, new lighting, entranceway, and paving/striping.

Vehicles that will enter the redesigned lot from Groton Ave. will now only have a single entry and exit point instead of the existing two. The entrance/exit to Groton Ave. will move slightly east from the current entrance/exit by the Hollywood Restaurant. The entrance/exit next to Los Lagos will be closed off. Reasoning is to stop vehicles from cutting through the lot at a high rate of speed.

Work will begin during the month of June. The month was chosen as SUNY Cortland students are no longer in session. Sections of the parking lot will be closed off during work, but will reopen before another section closes off.

Questions were raised by business owners who utilize the parking lot regarding permitted parking areas. Currently, the specifics on where certain parking allowances such as residential parking areas are still being sorted out by the City of Cortland. However, public two-hour parking is expected to be allowed throughout the lot.

The latest information regarding roadwork construction throughout the City of Cortland may be found at CrownCityRising.com.

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