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Jeffrey Smith, Highway Director
Tompkins County Public Works
170 Bostwick Road
Ithaca, NY 14850
(607) 274-0300
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Tompkins County Road Projects

The road program oversees construction, maintenance, and
repair of 302 miles of the roads in Tompkins County.

Major road construction & design plans include:

Ellis Hollow Road - Town of Ithaca
South Street Slope Stabilization - Town of Ulysses
East Hill Pedestrian Safety Improvement Project - Town of Ithaca
Station Road Stream/Culvert Restoration Project - Town of Danby
2019 Tompkins County Paving Projects - Various Towns
2019 Tompkins County Chip Seal Projects - Various Towns



Ellis Hollow Road, Town of Ithaca

Type:  Pavement reconstruction between Pine Tree Road and Dodge Road with drainage upgrades between Game Farm Road and Dodge Road

Project Status:  Phase 3 (Pine Tree Road to Game Farm Road) in Planning/Design, Phase 4 (Game Farm Road to Dodge Road) in Construction

Schedule: Phase 4 Summer 2019, Phase 3 Summer 2020

Location / Section:  Pine Tree Road to Dodge Road



South Street Slope Stabilization, Town of Ulysses

Type:  590 feet of bank slope stabilization along Taughannock Creek using a retaining wall, heavy stone fill, and regrading the bank due to stream bank failure.

Project Status:  Construction Active  

Schedule: Construction Summer 2019

Location / Section:  South Street Extension



East Hill Pedestrian Safety Improvement Project, Town of Ithaca

Type:  Reconstruction of one crosswalk approximately 200 feet east of Pine Tree Road to provide additional pedestrian safety at the East Hill Plaza.

Project Status:  Planning/Design

Schedule: Summer 2020

Location / Section:  Ellis Hollow Road approximately 200 feet east of Pine Tree Road



Station Road Stream/Culvert Restoration Project, Town of Danby

Type:  Replacement of two culverts and restoration of approximately 1,500 feet of stream bed to facilitate drainage.

Project Status:  Planning/Design

Schedule:   Summer 2020

Location / Section:  NYS Route 96 and Railroad Tracks



2019 Tompkins County Paving Projects, Various Towns

Type:  Pavement Reconstruction

Project Status:  Construction Active

ScheduleSummer/Fall 2019

Locations Black Oak Road - Town of Enfield - NYS Route 79 to Connecticut Hill Road - Complete

Connecticut Hill Road - Town of Enfield - Black Oak Road to Rumsey Hill Road - Complete

Vankirk Road - Town of Newfield - Irish Hill Road to Tioga County Line - Complete

Brooktondale/Valley Roads - Town of Caroline - NYS Route 79 to Boiceville Road - Hot-In-Place Recycling Complete, Paving to Follow

West Miller Road - Town of Danby - NYS Route 96B to Comfort Road - Paving Summer 2019

Jersey Hill Road - Town of Danby - Comfort Road to West King Road - Paving Summer 2019

West Dryden Road - Town of Dryden - Sheldon Road to Lansing Town Line - Complete

Salt Road - Town of Groton - NYS Route 222 to Stevens Road - Complete

West Groton Road - Towns of Groton and Lansing - VanOstrand Road to Cobb Street - Complete

Cobb Street - Town of Dryden - NYS Route 34 to Groton Town Line - Complete

Asbury Road - Towns of Lansing and Dryden - West Dryden Road to Scofield Road and Armstrong Road to North Triphammer Road - Compete

Jerry Smith Road - Town of Lansing - NYS Route 34B to Lansingvile Road - Paving Summer 2019

Newfield Depot Road - Town of Newfield - NYS Route 13 to Adams Road - Paving Summer 2019

Jacksonville Road - Town of Ulysses - NYS Route 96 to Agard Road - Paving Summer 2019

Podunk Road - Town of Ulysses - Perry City Road to Waterburg Road - Paving Summer 2019

Perry City Road - Town of Ulysses - Dubois Road to NYS Route 89 - Paving Summer 2019

Hartford Road - Town of Caroline - NYS Route 79 to Tioga County Line - Completed



2019 Tompkins County Chip Seal Projects, Various Towns

Type:  Chip Seal

Project Status:  Construction Complete

Schedule:  Summer 2019

Locations Old 76 Road - Town of Caroline - Buffalo Road to Speedsville

Midline Road - Town of Caroline - NYS Route 79 to Irish Settlement Road

South Danby Road - Town of Danby - NYS Route 96B to Tioga County Line

North Road - Town of Dryden - NYS Route 13 to Fall Creek Road

Ringwood Road - Town of Dryden - NYS Route 13 to Ellis Hollow Creek Road

Sheffield/Krums Corners Roads - Towns of Enfield, Ithaca, and Ulysses - Hayts Road to NYS Route 96

Stevens Road - Town of Groton- Champlin Road to McLean-Cortland Road

Dubois Road - Towns of Ulysses and Ithaca - NYS Route 96 and Perry City Road