Wednesday June 18th – It’s almost over! One more day of installation before the undercoating pavement is laid down on Thursday and Broadway will re-open once the asphalt has cooled to a safe level..
Tuesday June 17th Broadway will be closed to all traffic from 6:00 am until 6:00 PM on Wednesday June 18th. Contractor J.E. Sheehan and the Village DPW will be fine grading the road and adjusting manhole and catch basins in preparation for paving on Wednesday. On Thursday June 19th Kubricky Construction will be applying the top course on Broadway. The roadway will be shut down at 6:00 am and will be reopened once the asphalt has cooled down to a safe temperature. A reminder to all that the sidewalks are OPEN for all foot traffic and that ALL downtown businesses will be accessible at all times via foot traffic. On Friday June 20th DPW crews will be stripping downtown starting at 4:00 am until 2:00 pm. Contractors will also be paving miscellaneous driveway entrances.
Thursday, May 29th – Reconstruction of Broadway will be transitioning from night time operations to day time operations starting Thursday May 29th. The Saranac Lake Department of Public Works will be doing some minor drainage improvements between Dorsey Street and Woodruff Street between the hours of 7:00 am and 4:00 pm. Traffic will remain as one way between Bloomingdale Avenue and Woodruff Street. The construction schedule for the week of Monday June 2nd thru Friday June 6th is as follows. On Monday June 2nd Broadway will be closed to all traffic between Dorsey Street and Main Street from 7:00 am until 9:00 am and will remain closed between Dorsey Street and Woodruff Street from 9:00 am until 6:00 pm as DPW crews reconstruct the roadway as part of the Broadway Reconstruction. All traffic using Broadway during these hours will be detoured down Dorsey Street. Contractors will be excavating for curb on the east side of Broadway on Monday June 2nd and the west side of Broadway on Tuesday June 3rd. Construction crews will be pouring curb on the east side of Broadway on Tuesday June 3rd and on the west side of Broadway on Wednesday June 4th. DPW crews will be installing electrical conduit and light pole bases on the east side of Broadway on Tuesday and Wednesday. While the construction areas will be closed to all pedestrian traffic, access to all businesses will be available as soon as possible throughout the day. On Thursday and Friday construction crews will be installing drainage on the east side of Broadway at Woodruff Street as well as performing sidewalk removal between Dorsey Street and Woodruff Streets. Construction crews will be backfilling and grading for sidewalks on the east and west side of Broadway between Bloomingdale Avenue and Dorsey Street on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. Sidewalks will begin being formed and poured starting Monday June 9th thru Friday June 13th. All construction activities will be performed between the hours of 7:00 am thru 5:00 pm. The construction schedule will be subject to adjustment weather pending. Motorists are urged to use alternate routes to their destinations and may experience traffic delays in the work zone during working hours.
Memorial Day Weekend - Broadway will be open to TWO WAY traffic for the Memorial Day weekend. Traffic will be reduced back to one way traffic from Bloomigdale Avenue to Woodruff Street starting at 7:00 AM on Tuesday May 27th in order for Verizon to work on their fiber optic duct bank. Construction crews will continue on some minor underground work next week with curb and sidewalk work to begin the following week. DPW crews will be working on removal of the concrete roadway and drainage improvements on Broadway starting on Wednesday May 28th during the night time hours between Dorsey Street and Woodruff Street. This work is expected to last a week and a half.
Wednesday May 7th – Dorsey Street between Broadway and the Municipal Parking lot will be closed to all thru traffic today. Only local traffic will be allowed to use Dorsey Street. Construction crews will be working on tying in the new sewer line to the old sewer line tonight and Thursday night as well as tying in the Broadway sewer line at the Bloomingdale Avenue. Next week construction crews will be tying the existing sewer laterals onto the new Broadway sewer main between Bloomingdale Avenue and Dorsey Street.
Friday, May 2nd – Broadway will be shut down from Bloomingdale Avenue to Woodruff Street from 6:30 am until 5:00 PM Friday May 2nd in order for the contractor to install storm drain piping. Broadway will be opened to one lane traffic heading south towards Main Street for the weekend. Village of Saranac Lake DPW and NYSDOT crews will be working on drainage basins on Lake Flower Avenue starting Friday May 2nd and will continue through the week of May 5th thru May 9th. Traffic will be controlled by flaggers.
Thursday May 1st – Saranac Lake DPW Superintendent Jeff Dora says Broadway will remain closed indefinitely due to the road conditions. “Contractors have suspended their operations due to the heavy rains for the next few days.” Said Dora, “Traffic will remain one way heading south on Broadway and detoured onto Olive Street. Dorsey Street will remained closed between the municipal parking lot and Broadway.” Dora says they’ll update the construction schedule as soon as there is an opening in the weather.
April 30th – Rain or shine the work on Broadway in Saranac Lake continues today.. In fact Broadway will remain closed through the day today and at about 1pm one of the contractors will begin working on the Storm Drain – a perfect day for Storm Drain Repair actually as it looks like the rain may pick up about then as well.. Then at 6pm Trinity Construction will be back on the job continuing the overnight work on the Trunk Line replacement from Community Bank to Dorsey Street.. If all goes well, Broadway will re-open to traffic tomorrow morning at 6am..
In Lake Placid – Route 73 will be closed from May 6th through the 23rd between Mill Pond Drive and McIntyre Way and the Closure will include Station Street at the intersection near Lisa G’s..
April 29th – Contractors are targeting the Toughest part of the Infrastructure Reconstruction Project on Broadway in Saranac Lake this week.. The road was closed to traffic Monday night at 6pm and rather than opening during the day, DPW Superintendent Jeff Dora says Broadway was able to open today, but will likely be closed Wednesday during the day as well as the overnight hours Through Thursday Morning at 6:00 AM..
“The goal for the next few days is the installation of the new sewer trunk line across Broadway from Community Bank to Dorsey Street.” Dora Says, “Traffic barriers will be set up at the intersection of Broadway and Olive Street and All traffic will be detoured onto Olive Street. Dorsey Street will be closed for the same duration between the municipal parking lot and Broadway with the exception of local traffic only. And Broadway between Woodruff Street and Main Street will remain limited to two way traffic but to local traffic only. The parking lot on Berkley hill is open and will remain open for all downtown businesses.” The travelers are strongly urged to use alternate routes to get to their destination and to avoid downtown Broadway due to the detour.