SARANAC LAKE - Work on a pair of village sewer projects is set to begin, the latest in a series of infrastructure upgrades throughout the community this summer.
Replacement of a sewer line on Old Lake Colby Road is tentatively scheduled to begin on July 16, village officials announced in a Tuesday press release. Crews will begin milling and digging at the village line and work toward Broadway.
The village board has awarded a $491,288 contract on the project to J.E. Sheehan Contracting Corp. The work involves replacement of 2,200 feet of sewer line and associated manholes. The village is under a state Department of Environmental Conservation consent order to replace the sewer line and repair a nearby sewer lift station.
The project is scheduled to wrap up by Sept. 3. During the work, village officials said Old Lake Colby Road will be open to local traffic and emergency traffic only.
Meanwhile, work will begin in approximately two weeks on the rehabilitation of a section of sewer main along the north side of the Saranac River between Church and Woodruff streets, through the Grand Union, Amusement and Vending and Warehouse Coin Wash properties. The pipe was damaged during the spring of 2011 floods.
At a meeting in late May, the village board awarded a $115,000 bid to clean and rehabilitate the sewer main to Arnold Construction Co. Inc. The Federal Emergency Management Agency and the state Office of Emergency Management are covering 87.5 percent of the project's cost. The village's share is 12.5 percent, or roughly $14,400.
Village officials said minor delays should be expected in the lower Dorsey Street area during the construction.
Another public works project - installation of new water main associated with the village's $12.5 million water project - is nearly complete.
Village officials said contractors will repave Park Avenue from the American Management Association gate to Old Military Road, along with Old Military Road and Grove Street, this week. The village is also identifying other streets to repave as part of the drinking water system project.
Sidewalk replacement on sections of Main Street, Broadway and St. Bernard Street has also wrapped up. The village board recently went out to bid for other sidewalk upgrades planned throughout the village as part of its $1 million sidewalk overhaul.
For more information on village infrastructure projects, visit the village's website at www.saranaclakeny.gov or its Facebook page, www.facebook.com/saranaclake. Questions may also be directed to village Manager John Sweeney at 518-891-4150 or firstname.lastname@example.org.