Cortland announces construction detours

(Photo provided by Kevin L. Smith of The Cortland Voice).

Detour routes are in place for a portion of the City of Cortland that’s currently under construction.

The Groton Avenue Public Improvement Project officially kicked off on Monday. According to Crown City Rising, construction crews will replace sanitary sewers between Homer Avenue and Otter Creek Place, with construction concentrated between the intersections of Homer Avenue and Stevenson Street.

That stretch of Groton Avenue closed to thru traffic at 7:30 a.m. on Monday, and will reopen at 4 p.m. later in the day. Businesses and residents in the impacted area will remain open and be provided access.

Detour route signs are on Floral Avenue, Madison Street and Lincoln Avenue. Drivers can also detour through the college hill at SUNY Cortland.

Noted in a Facebook post by Crown City Rising, “Please be cautious and flexible and provide additional travel time when approaching active construction zones.”

For more information on the Groton Avenue Public Improvement Project, go to