Water main work continues on Main Street this week

Maine Street, Lake Placid, as seen on April 20 (News photo — Andy Flynn)

LAKE PLACID — After taking the weekend off, construction crews upgrading Main Street plan to continue their excavation of the water main from Monday, May 3 to Friday, May 7, according to Haley Breen, community development director for the town of North Elba and village of Lake Placid.

Crews expect to install 100 feet of 16-inch water line each day, working from the north end of the village. They will pressure test and disinfect the new water line from Saranac Avenue to Hayes Street and will begin connecting services to each building in that area once test results are approved.

Workers will also begin installing stormwater drainage on Parkside Drive, working toward Mirror Lake Drive. Therefore, that section of Parkside Drive will be closed for the week. Mirror Lake Drive will be closed from Saranac Avenue to Swiss Road for several days beginning Monday for pavement removal and laying down a new subbase course.

For the week of May 10 to 14, the water main excavation will continue, and crews will be connecting services to each building from Saranac Avenue to Hayes Street.

Businesses on Main Street are still open daily.

Parking will be limited in the direct work area. As crews move, parking will be restored. Parking is available on both sides of the street; remember to park with the direction of traffic. Delivery zones may be moved as work areas move.

Detours will run through the end of June during the spring 2021 construction cycle. Trucks and cars traveling through Lake Placid to or from Saranac Lake are being directed to use Old Military Road between Saranac Avenue (Route 86) and Sentinel Road (Route 73).

Traffic through Main Street will move like in a rotary. It will be one way north from the post office to One Main Street Park, and up the hill on Saranac Avenue to St. Agnes Church. Hillcrest Avenue will be one way southbound to the Crowne Plaza on Olympic Drive. Olympic Drive between the Crowne Plaza and Main Street are two-way.

Two temporary traffic lights are active. One is located at the Olympic Drive and Main Street intersection near the Olympic Conference Center. Another is located at the intersection of Wesvalley Road and Saranac Avenue.

Information about the Main Street upgrade, including an interactive map of the detours, can be found on the village website — http://villageoflakeplacid.ny.gov/ — under “Main Street upgrade.”

Questions can be sent by email to lpinfo@villageoflakeplacid.ny.gov or by contacting Development Director Haley Breen (518-523-9516 ext. 267) or Village Clerk Anita Estling (518-523-2584).