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Meeting on Main Street overhaul today

LAKE PLACID — Residents will have the opportunity to see detailed plans for Lake Placid’s $10 million Main Street overhaul, and pose questions to those who helped plan for it, at a meeting this evening.

The information session is scheduled from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.

The North Elba-Lake Placid Community Development Commission is hosting this virtual meeting. Members of the Main Street Task Force, a group of volunteers chosen to offer input on the village’s plans for the project, as well as members of the village’s design team, will join the meeting to answer questions about the project.

Earlier this month, a Saratoga County construction company was chosen for Lake Placid’s Main Street overhaul. The Lake Placid Village Board of Trustees voted on Nov. 2 to award a $10.03 million contract to Kubricky Construction Corporation, a Wilton-based construction firm, for a slate of infrastructure upgrades on Main Street.

The project will see old water pipes rebuilt so they can support increased use, the storm drainage system along the street rebuilt to better protect Mirror Lake from road salt runoff, and a revamping of the street’s look with new sidewalks, more visible crosswalks and green space.

This project is expected to last for at least two years, starting in spring 2021. The project may require traffic to be reduced to one way, one lane at times. Traffic may be diverted onto Hillcrest Avenue or Old Military Road. Construction work is expected to stop in July and August of each year, at the peak of the summer tourism season.

This Main Street overhaul, which is largely state funded, has been years in the making.

There will no longer be seats available for people to attend the public session in person. Those who want to attend can do so virtually by visiting https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/947023933 at the time of the meeting, or call in at 1-571-317-3122, access code 947-023-933.

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