New Main Street sidewalks being installed

Crews work on the new granite curbing at the Main Street municipal parking lot near the post office on Tuesday, Oct. 12. (News photo — Andy Flynn)

LAKE PLACID — Work crews continued a number of projects along Main Street this week from the municipal parking lot near the post office to Saranac Avenue.

Most notably for pedestrians was the sidewalk replacement on the Palace Theatre side of the road, including the installation of new granite curbing. By Tuesday, the new granite sidewalk had reached the front of the Palace, from Saranac Avenue, but theater operators continued to warn their patrons on Facebook not to walk down the driveway (a.k.a. “Palace Theatre Hill”) to the south of the building.

“The bottom is not safe!!” the theater’s Facebook page stated.

Although village officials told the public in their email updates that the stores are accessible and open for business, it was a challenge getting to some stores, especially to the outlet stores between Hayes Street and the NBT parking lot. Still, work crews made sure there was access.

Crews also continued storm water drainage and the excavation of the roadway — removal of pavement and concrete and placement of gravel sub-base.

Construction on Main Street, Lake Placid, is seen here on Tuesday, Oct. 12. (News photo — Andy Flynn)

There is no parking in the immediate work area, and there was minimal parking available while crews worked on lake side of road. Traffic is one way from the municipal parking lot near the post office to Saranac Avenue and on Saranac Avenue from the bottom of the hill to Hillcrest Avenue. There are temporary traffic lights at the corners of Wesvalley Road and Saranac Avenue and on Main Street at the bottom of Olympic Drive next to the Lake Placid Convention Center.

Two workers make progress on the granite curbing for the sidewalk at the left corner of the Palace Theatre — the bottom of “Palace Theatre Hill” from Hillcrest Avenue. (News photo — Andy Flynn)