SARANAC LAKE - After a winter hiatus, crews will be back to work this week on the village's $12.5 million water system improvement project.
The project involves connecting two new wells behind the village wastewater treatment plant to the village's existing water distribution system via a water storage tank built last year on the side of Mount Pisgah. It also involves a series of water main replacement projects throughout the village.
Crews from J.E. Sheehan Construction will be working in the Park Avenue area of the village over the course of the next month, according to a press release from village Manager John Sweeney. Although these dates are tentative, the company's work schedule is as follows:
-Week of April 30: Valve installation for transmission lines on Old Military Road and Grove Street
-Week of April 30: Connecting new and existing transmission lines on Park Avenue and Grove Street
-Week of May 7: Installation of water main and service laterals on Park Avenue, from Grove Street to Old Military Road
-Week of May 14: Installing of water transmission line at Grove Street and state Route 3
-Week of May 21: Water and sewer line work from Old Military Road to Grove Street.
Sweeney urged motorists and pedestrians to use caution in the work zone, thanked village residence for their patience during the improvements and said anyone with questions about the project should contact the village offices at 518-891-4150.