Sewer slip-lining and digging starts on Main Street in Lake Placid

Schultz Construction crews digging up a pipe along Main Street in Lake Placid in May. (Enterprise photo — Griffin Kelly)

LAKE PLACID — Main Street slip-lining and sewer line replacement projects started Monday and are expected to finish in mid June.

The contractor doing the slip-lining, Kenyon Pipeline Inspection, will fill two pipes running from Mid’s Park to the post office near the municipal parking lot. Modern slip-lining involves filling a pipe with a coating material and blasting it with steam. The end product is essentially a new, reinforced pipe. The slip-lining will be done in sections and is expected to take two weeks to complete.

Kenyon representatives will notify property owners 24 hours in advance when they will be working in their vicinity. Kenyon is advising residents and business owners to reduce their water usage during work hours.

Vehicle traffic should continue as usual, but a few parking spaces will be coned off.

The other part of the sewer project is replacing two pipes from Mid’s Park to Saranac Avenue by the High Peaks Resort.

The contractor, Schultz Construction, began digging up and replacing a 15-inch-diameter sewer line under Main Street from Mid’s Park to Saranac Avenue Monday. The replacement is expected to take seven to 10 days to complete. Crews will work from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 6 a.m. to noon on Fridays. A flag person will direct traffic. There will be no parking in the work zones when the crews are digging; however, parking will be available from 6 p.m. to 5 a.m. the next morning.

Schultz is also expected to begin digging up and replacing an 8-inch sewer line in the same area Wednesday, May 30. The same timeline, work hours, parking and traffic info apply.

The village board wants to remind residents and business owners that the scheduled work is weather dependent and subject to change.

This information can also be found on villageoflakeplacid.ny.gov and will be updated as new information arrives, according to village Clerk Anita Estling.

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