On Saturday February 4th, 2017 a commercial truck towing an exceptionally long commercial load is scheduled to travel through Ithaca in a southerly direction.
Combined, the truck and trailer are over 380 feet long and twenty feet wide. Traffic patterns in Ithaca will be changed to accommodate this load.
The load is scheduled to enter Ithaca on New York State Route 34 (East Shore Drive) at 9:30 am.
From there the load is scheduled to take the following path through Ithaca:
Southbound on East Shore Drive Southbound on New York State Route 13
Southbound on North/South Meadow Street (Meadow Street will be closed for this portion of the trip from the intersection of Meadow/Hancock to Meadow/Clinton)
Southbound on Elmira Road exiting the City of Ithaca
If you do find yourself in the area while the load is traveling through Ithaca please follow the directions of police officers and flaggers on scene. Due to the complexity of the logistics associated with towing such a long, heavy load through a municipality the timeframes could change on short notice.
Please monitor local media outlets or the IPD Facebook page for updates/changes in traffic patterns. Motorists are kindly requested to avoid the area while the load is traveling through Ithaca.
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