In 2014 the Village, in conjunction with the Town of Ulysses, applied for and received grant funding for sidewalk improvement through the Federal Safe Routes To School (SRTS) program. The funds are administered through the New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT) and the grant, as awarded, sought to add sidewalks to the following areas: South Street to Tamarack Lane, Lake Street to the bridge, and Route 96 from the Village line to the Shur Save. Project completion was slated for mid-2017.
UPDATE – MARCH 2017: Initial project bids came in well in excess of the awarded grant funding, so the project was re-bid and broken down into individual sections which would be prioritized for completion by NYSDOT. The individual sections to be separately bid were Lake Street, Route 96 to the Shur Save, South Street from Whig Street to Schoolhouse Lane, and South Street from Schoolhouse Lane to Tamarack Lane.
UPDATE – AUGUST 2017: The second round of bids were received and, per NYSDOT, Lake Street, Route 96 to the Shur Save, and South Street from Whig Street to Schoolhouse Lane were given priority due to their proximity to Route 96/Main St.
UPDATE – SEPTEMBER 2017: Sidewalk construction begins with targeted completion of December 2017.