The State Department of Transportation recently announced that construction is underway on a nearly $4 million project to replace the Route 38 bridge over Fall Creek in Tompkins County.
The bridge is located in Freeville, between the cities of Cortland and Ithaca. It provides critical access to the main intersection in the village and the businesses there.
D.O.T. Acting Commissioner Marie Therese Domingue:
“This new bridge is replacing an aging structure that serves as a critical link in the Tompkins County community. The project exemplifies how Governor Cuomo is working with local communities to make smart transportation investments that enhance mobility and promote economic growth to help keep the Southern Tier Soaring.”
Preliminary work started last month, but daily lane closures began last week for drainage and reconstruction work on Route 38 and Route 366.
Route 38 is scheduled to close at the bridge location in mid-July with a detour in place from Fall Creek Road to Peruville Road.
A temporary walkway will allow pedestrians to cross the creek at the bridge site.