Date set for continuation of Cortland’s DRI project

Main Street in the city of Cortland. (Photo provided by Kevin L. Smith of The Cortland Voice).

A date is set for the continuation of the City of Cortland’s Downtown Revitalization Initiative (DRI) project on Main Street and the surrounding areas.

According to Bill Lund, deputy superintendent for the city’s department of public works, DRI project construction will continue on Monday (April 15).

CCI Companies, who’s been handling DRI construction for the past couple of years, will start working on building vaults.

The DRI project, which is in the final phase this year, will consist of replacing all current sidewalks and remaining curbing on the east and west sides of Main Street. Other work will include repairing additional utility vaults, converting the roadway to accommodate two-way traffic, installing new street lighting and implementing updated traffic control equipment.

The continuation of the Main Street-centered project will coincide with the ongoing Groton Avenue Public Improvement Project. Other projects this spring and summer include storm sewer system installation on Court Street and the Groton Avenue parking lot reconstruction project. The parking lot project is scheduled to begin in June.

The hope, Lund said, is all of these projects will conclude around Labor Day this year.

Lund said CCI plans to mill the temporary asphalt currently on Main Street sometime in May. Details on the process of removing the asphalt remains to be seen.