Project Updates

Check back regularly for the most up-to-date information about the Downtown Revitalization Initiative (DRI). Please note, all detours and construction activity is subject to weather and other related variables.

Main Street

Clinton Avenue

Crosswalks, pavement striping, plantings and lighting will be installed between Pomeroy Street and the railroad tracks. New underground utilities, curbs, walks, paving, landscaping and lighting will begin at Greenbush Street and proceed toward Main Street. Total project completion is scheduled for the Fall of 2022.

Last updated: 9/29/22

From October 3 through October 14, the storm sewer and underdrain will be installed on the West end of Clinton Avenue. That work will be followed by granite curbing and concrete sidewalk.


Please note, all detours and construction activity is contingent upon the weather.

Water Line Work

CCI Companies, Inc. will be replacing the water lines throughout downtown Cortland. The initial process will include the removal of trees and street lighting on the west side of Main Street and the installation of water lines between West Court Street and Groton Avenue.

Last updated: 9/1/22

CCI will be conducting additional test digs along the east side of Main Street between Central Avenue and Port Watson Street starting Friday, Sept. 2, and continuing on Tuesday, Sept. 6, and Wednesday, Sept. 7.

Parking will be restricted between Port Watson Street and Central Avenue, and traffic will be reduced to one lane.

Please note, all detours and construction activity is contingent upon the weather.

NYSEG Gas Main Replacement

As part of ongoing plans to update the local natural gas distribution system, NYSEG, and its partner, DDS Construction will be replacing the gas lines throughout Cortland.

Last updated: 9/7/22

The DDS paving restoration crew is continuing to restore pavement and concrete that was disturbed as part of this summer’s planned gas line and gas service replacements. Crews are working in the vicinity of Haskell Place, West Court, and Court Street for the remainder of this week (Sept. 7-9) and are expected to continue into the week of Sept. 12.

Please note, all detours and construction activity is contingent upon the weather.

City of Cortland Road Projects

In addition to the ongoing construction in downtown to update the local natural gas distribution system and Clinton Avenue, there are other city-wide road projects to be aware of.

Last updated: 10/30/22

The City DPW will begin paving on Monday, September 26th as follows - 

  • Begin placing the binder courses on Jewett Avenue and Dunsmore Avenue.

  • Follow by the top courses on Jewett Avenue, Dunsmore Avenue, Cowance Street, Rob Roy Street and West Main Street.


Residents should be aware that there will be limited access and expect some street closures while placing the top course.  We ask for residents’ cooperation and patience and to please not park on the street during the paving process.

Suit Kote Corporation will begin resurfacing the Cortland Youth Bureau parking lot, located at 35 Port Watson Street, beginning on Tuesday, October 4th.  The resurfacing process shall take approximately three days to complete.  The goal is to have the parking lot back open Friday evening, October 7th (weather permitting). Please use other city parking facilities during this time period.

All dates are subject to change based on weather conditions

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Participating Organizations

City of Cortland New York
Cortland County Business Development Corporation Industrial Development Agency
Cortland Area Chamber of Commerce
Experience Cortland County Convention and Visitors Bureau