Main Street overhaul plans to be revealed on Nov. 17

The downtown portion of Main Street, Lake Placid, is seen in June. (News photo — Elizabeth Izzo)

A public meeting on an upcoming Main Street revitalization project is slated for Tuesday, Nov. 17.

The meeting, which will largely be held virtually, will be the first public session at which residents can see detailed plans for Lake Placid’s $10 million Main Street overhaul and pose questions to those who helped plan for it.

The Lake Placid-North Elba Community Development Commission is hosting the 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.

The information session is scheduled for Nov. 17 from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. There will be 35 seats reserved at the ballroom inside the Conference Center for those who don’t have internet access, according to a news release from the village, but those will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. Those who choose to attend virtually can visit 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.

Last week 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.