Official start of Groton Ave. project announced

Groton Avenue in the city of Cortland. (Photo via Kevin L. Smith of The Cortland Voice).

The Groton Avenue Public Improvement Project is set to begin next week.

According to Crown City Rising, construction on Groton Avenue will start on Monday (Sept. 25). Work will begin between Main Street and Homer Avenue.

An update from Crown City Rising noted that more information on the Groton Avenue project, road closures and detours will come later this week.

G. DeVincentis & Son Construction Co., Inc. (of Binghamton) is the contractor of the $7.59 million project, which is slated to run from this year to 2025.

Bill Lund, the city’s department of public works supervisor, noted in the past that construction crews on Groton Avenue will start with sewer main, water main and storm sewer work.

This will be followed by:

  • Upgrades to sidewalks and curbing
  • Landscaping
  • Upgrades to traffic lights and signage
  • Full repavement of Groton Avenue
  • And more

The Groton Avenue project will run concurrent to the ongoing Downtown Revitalization Initiative (DRI) project on Main Street. The project will also mirror the improvements seen so far on Main Street.

Despite this, Lund noted previously that the impact of the Groton Avenue project will be less than the projects on Main Street.

“(The) Groton Ave. (project) is a much smaller animal,” Lund said.

Further details on the Groton Avenue project remain to be seen.