SARANAC LAKE - The village issued a press release Friday to update the public on a long list of construction projects taking place throughout the community:
-Old Lake Colby Road: Milling of the road was scheduled to begin this past Thursday and take one day to complete. Crews were planning to pave the road on Friday. Village officials said the work was weather and material dependent but expected the project would be complete by Friday.
-Helen Street: Work on curbs and sidewalk installation between Front Street and Shepard Avenue was scheduled to continue through the week of Sept. 16. The road will be closed to all traffic except local cars and buses.
-St. Bernard Street: Village forces are boxing out along the curb line and blacktopping. The road will be closed except for local traffic and buses.
The village says the following projects are dependent on the availability of the contractor, weather and materials, and could be delayed. In each case, the streets will be closed to all through traffic except local and bus traffic:
-Fairview Avenue, Charles Street, McClelland Street, Park Avenue (from Keene to Circle streets) and St. Bernard Street: Milling and paving operations will take place in the order the streets are listed.
-Helen Street: Curbing and sidewalk installation will take place between Shepard Avenue and Pine Street.
-Shepard Avenue: Village workers will remove curb and sidewalk from River Street to Front Street.
-Hydro Point Park (behind the Lake Flower Dam), Pelkey Lane, Alpine Terrace: Luck Brothers will begin to mobilize for repair and remediation work stemming from the spring 2011 floods. Expect temporary road closures.
Village Manager John Sweeney asked residents to use caution and anticipate delays where these projects are taking place. He thanked people for their patience.