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Lake Placid paving project may start this week

August 20, 2014
By MATTHEW TURNER ( , Lake Placid News

LAKE PLACID - A paving project could start by the end of this week on several roads in Lake Placid.

"They are mobilizing gear in the next few days, so I wouldn't be surprised if we were doing work as soon as Thursday of this week," Public Work Superintendent Brad Hathaway. "Definitely by Monday of next week."

The project consists of grinding and paving Olympic Drive, Hillcrest Avenue, Oneida Avenue, Colden Avenue and McLenathan Avenue.

Olympic Drive and Hillcrest Avenue will be the first roads on the schedule, then Oneida Avenue, the bottom half of Colden and the bottom section of McLenathan Avenue.

The project is expected to take two weeks to complete.

"We will be totally finished with all the grinding in three to four days," Hathaway said. "We are expecting to start paving on the second of September, and the remainder of that week, we will be finished."

Traffic may be delayed on some roads while the project is taking place. The roads will be open to local traffic only. Hathaway said road closures are not expected, and he's trying to make sure that doesn't happen.

Hathaway warned motorists that people should not park on Hillcrest or Olympic Drive during the paving job because they are narrower streets. Vehicles parked there could be towed if they are blocking the project, he said.

The Lake Placid village board members briefly discussed the project at their board meeting Monday, Aug. 18. Lake Placid Mayor Craig Randall said some of the roads need to be paved.

"Hillcrest has been quite awhile; we did a skim coat on Olympic Drive up to the top of the hill maybe three or four years ago knowing full well it was just a Band-Aid," Randall said. "It's a better quality product when it's done, so hopefully we won't be patching holes next year."

Village Trustee Peter Holderied said pavement milling is cost effective.

Peckham Road Corporation and Burnell Paving will work on the roads.



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