A study is officially underway to consider constructing a new nine-mile corridor on State Route 13, running from Warren Road in the Village of Lansing to the Village of Dryden’s western boundary.
Leading the way on that study are the Tompkins County Department of Planning and Sustainability (TCDPS) and the Ithaca-Tompkins County Transportation Council (ITCTC).
As proposed, the project would create 14 intersections, five of which would be designated as ‘priority intersections’ that carry significant amounts of traffic.
“This portion of State Route 13 is a critical connection between Tompkins and Cortland Counties,” said Katie Borgella, Commissioner of Planning and Sustainability. “With the potential for increased development along this corridor, it is essential that we act now to anticipate those impacts while simultaneously ensuring State Route 13 is in safe, working order for residents, commuters, freight interests, transit riders and cyclists alike.”
County officials also say the study will provide strategic guidance for future projects and help protect the functionality, capacity and reliability of the roadway while ensuring the safety of its users.
Members of the project team have now invited the community to provide their feedback about any potential concerns and opportunities. Those who live in the area or use Route 13 frequently are encouraged to take the online survey.
Additionally, the team will visit various businesses along the project corridor on February 6, hosting a drop-in session between 11:30 am and 1:30 pm. at the Brewer’s Cafe and Tap Room, located at 1384 Dryden Road in Ithaca.
If you would like to get involved with the project, please contact Susan Charland at Highland Planning at email@example.com or (585) 287-2755.
More information on the Route 13 corridor project can be found on the Tompkins County website.