LAKE PLACID - Portions of the brick sidewalk around Mirror Lake are getting a facelift.
At last week's meeting, the village Board of Trustees said the sidewalk is in "atrocious shape" and needs to be replaced. That work is already under way and is expected to last about a month.
According to Trustee Jason Leon, the village Department of Public Works is replacing bad bricks with better quality ones. The project's cost is covered by funds in the current DPW budget, he said.
Mayor Craig Randall said crews will remove the entire paver stone surface from the village limits near the Harbor Condominiums to the Mirror Lake Inn.
"Rather than having people walk on broken stones, the surface will be leveled and replaced," he said.
Randall said the new paver stones will be of a better quality than the previous ones. Leon noted that subcontractors used by the village were responsible for the poor quality of the old bricks.
The village also plans to repair a stretch of sidewalk near the public beach, across from the Lake Placid Pub & Brewery and the National Sports Academy. That work is expected to happen in the fall.
In the meantime, the village will tear out the existing bricks and lay down a flat surface of crusher run and stone dust.
"The idea is to get them out now and get it over with," Randall said. "People will be walking on crusher run so it is at least smooth."