Lake Placid Main Street overhaul starts Monday

This map shows detours for the Main Street, Lake Placid, construction project. (Provided photo — Village of Lake Placid)

LAKE PLACID — Construction on Main Street will kick off on Monday and last, on and off, for two-and-a-half years.

A crew from Wilton-based construction company Kubricky Construction is expected to break ground on the roughly $10 million Main Street project on Monday. This project will continue through fall 2023. The bulk of the work is expected to be done ahead of the 2023 World University Games.

Construction will halt in July and August, on weekends, on holidays and on the days before holidays. The construction season will end before the peak fall tourism weekends, Community Development Commission Chair Dean Dietrich said at the village’s Main Street information session last month.

On construction days, crews will start setting up at 6 a.m. Work will start at 7 a.m. and finish by 5 p.m. The part of the road being worked on will be filled in at the end of each day so it’s usable, according to Dietrich. Construction crews will work on Main Street in sections.

During the construction season, Main Street will be reduced to a single northbound lane, with the exception of the short section between the post office and Olympic Drive, which will remain two-way, according to a mobility plan outlined in the village’s last information session on the project. Southbound traffic will be diverted onto Hillcrest Avenue, which will be one-way. A detour will bring through traffic onto Old Military Road and Cascade Road.

Temporary traffic lights have been set up at the Main Street - Olympic Drive intersection and the Saranac Avenue - Wesvalley Road intersection ahead of the start of work on the Main Street project. Seen here is the light at the Olympic Drive intersection on Thursday. (Enterprise photo — Elizabeth Izzo)

Two temporary traffic lights have been installed: one at the intersection of Saranac Avenue and Wesvalley Road, another at the intersection of Olympic Drive and Main Street.

Visit tinyurl.com/mainstreettraffic to see a virtual map that shows this traffic plan.

This spring, the first work to be done will be in the central municipal lot on Main Street, sidewalk and curb upgrades from the Summit Hotel to the High Peaks Resort, and water main and stormwater infrastructure work starting at the north end of the street.

A temporary traffic light is seen Tuesday at the intersection of Wesvalley Road and Saranac Avenue in Lake Placid, in anticipation of the Main Street overhaul that is set to begin Monday. (Provided photo — Michelle Crowley)


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