Saranac Lake sets paving schedule

SARANAC LAKE – Village Department of Public Works crews will be paving at least two, and possibly three, village streets in the next few weeks.

“Tentatively we’re looking at Fawn Street, Old Lake Colby Road, and if everything works out with our investigation, we’re hoping we can do something with Olive Street hill this year,” DPW Superintendent Jeff Dora told the village board Monday night. “Olive Street will be based on what we find sewer-wise. As long as everything looks good under there, we can go ahead and do something, and hopefully, everybody will be happy.”

Trustee Allie Pelletieri asked if the Olive Street plan would include any sidewalk work. Dora said there aren’t any plans to replace that sidewalk in the near future.

“It’s strictly going to be resurfacing the road,” he said. “We’re going to mill part of it. The road is so flat, that’s part of where the problem lies. Because it’s flat the water wants to travel down the middle of the road. If the sewer looks good, we’re going to do some milling on the outside edges so we don’t lose all the curb and then try to put a little more pitch to the road so the water gets off it rather than walking down the middle of it.”

In addition to paving, Dora said his crews will mill and patch sections of other streets, including Kiwassa Road and some of the roads around North Country Community College.