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More Details Revealed on SUNY Cortland Intersection Safety Improvement


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Work is already underway for the intersection of Broadway Ave, Neubig Road, and Pashley Drive, with the brunt of the work, including road closure, expected to occur once SUNY Cortland Students are done with the Spring semester.

SUNY Cortland is upgrading the intersection with new traffic lights, crosswalk signals, a new bus stop, and more. Work is expected to take place through the Summer, SUNY Cortland said in a release. The school says the upgrades are to improve pedestrian safety as the intersection has had an increase in pedestrian traffic since the opening of the Student Life Center.

“We’re installing new traffic and pedestrian signaling and also raising the intersection to be like a tabletop intersection,” said Lead Construction Manager Dillon Young of the university’s Facilities Planning, Design and Construction Office. “Raised intersections improve visibility of pedestrians and reduce traffic speed.”

Motorists will also find it easier turning onto Broadway Ave. as turning lanes will be added on Neubig Road and Phasley Drive.

“We see traffic queue up down to the Student Life Center and beyond at busy times of the day,” Young said. “We certainly expect those turn lanes to alleviate a lot of that back up in traffic.”

In addition to the safety improvements, the school will also use the reconstruction as an opportunity to enhance the entryway to the SUNY Campus. Enhancements will include: new masonry walls, and signage.

A complete closure of the intersection is expected to take place from May 13th to about June 14th. Detour signage will be posted to guide traffic. Work is expected to cost approximately $1.7 million dollars with funding coming from the State Construction Fund.

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