The second round of bids for construction of Village sidewalks funded through the Safe Routes To School Grant Program were received in August. The Village Board selected Nelson & Streeter to be the contractor to construct the new sidewalks. The project will start the in this second week of September and should be completed this fall.
The work will start on the Route 96 section from the Village line to the Shur Save on the Smith Woods side, then proceed to the South Street section from Whig Street to School House Lane, and conclude with the Lake Street section from Main Street to the bridge. The Project Manager for Nelson Streeter is Terry Morroni, and construction observation is being provided by Jim Flahive from the project design firm of Fisher Associates.
Part of the original project design included a sidewalk on South Street from School House Lane to Tamarack. The construction costs for the total project exceeded the funds available from the Safe Routes To School grant that was received, and NYSDOT, as the agency in charge of allocating the federal funding prioritized those areas of the project closest to State Route 96. There may be some funds left over to start the School House Lane to Tamarack portion of the project and the Village is looking to find funding for the rest of it.
During the construction hours of 7 am to 5 pm Monday through Friday, the contractor will keep the access to driveways open as much as possible. When Lake Street is being worked on, the road will be closed except for local traffic. We apologize for any inconvenience that may be experienced during construction and we will do our best to minimize the impact. Please let me know if there is anything I can do to help you during construction or any questions you may have. It’s exciting to finally get the project started and to be able to enjoy the new sidewalks once they are finished.
– Marty Petrovic, Mayor.