Parking lot reconstruction project in Cortland begins this summer

Groton Avenue parking lot in Cortland. (Photo via Google Maps).

A public parking lot in the city of Cortland will go through a major upgrade this summer.

It was announced at the city’s construction public information session on Thursday that the Groton Avenue parking lot reconstruction project is set to begin in June.

The reconstruction of the parking lot will include adding 40-50 additional parking spaces, with 10 of them being accessible spaces. According to Eric Mulvihill, economic development/community relations specialist at the Cortland County Business Development Corporation, the parking lot currently has 120 spaces (six of them accessible spaces).

The project also includes stormwater system replacement, new lighting, entranceway, paving and striping.

(Photo via City of Cortland).

The parking lot’s new entranceway will be reduced from two to one entrance/exit point. Mulvihill noted the reason for one entrance/exit is to avoid vehicles cutting/speeding through the parking lot.

The project will take about 4-5 weeks, or a month, to complete, Mulvihill said. Parking will be limited in the lot. Available spaces could change throughout the process of the project.

It was also announced that the Groton Avenue Public Improvement Project will tentatively begin on Monday (March 25). Details on this project can be found here.