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Literally Smooth Roads Ahead – Main Street to be Paved Next Month


Cortland Mayor Scott Steve provided an update to work on Main Street in the City of Cortland during his Mayor’s Report at the Common Council meeting on Tuesday evening.

Mayor Steve said there were multiple issues construction crews faced during work. Those issues included: tree roots from the trees that were on the street wrapping around power lines, gas lines in the way during work, and communication issues (which led to a water main break earlier this week). The issues led to numerous delays, forcing the project to relocate to another area on Main Street.

There was some good news though, Mayor Steve said. Drainage structures for Main Street are on schedule and are scheduled to be completed by November 3rd. Grading will then take place a few days later on the 6th. The grading will help bring the road down slightly and smooth out areas.

After the grading, crews will then pave Main Street by November 10th at the latest. Steve also noted the City DPW is working to see what they can do to help the construction crews clean-up Downtown before the winter season begins.

The pavement though, will only be temporary. When May 2024 comes, the pavement will be removed and crews will work on curbing, sidewalks, and lower the grade of the street to prepare for final paving.

Work is expected to be complete for Main Street by October 2024.

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