Main Street Lake Placid Upgrades

Main Street Lake Placid Upgrades
North to South End Overview of Main Street Upgrade Area

Main Street Lake Placid Upgrades



The Main Street Upgrade has completed the Spring and Summer 2021 seasons.  Fall 2021 construction cycle is underway.   




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Weekly Construction Forecast: September 20, 2021.

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Additional Main Street Parking

The Lake Placid Xpress has added a stop at the Lake Placid Historical Society / old train station on Station Street.  242 Station Street, Lake Placid, NY 12946.  More information about the route can be found in the Lake Placid Xpress schedule.  



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Summer 2021 Construction Activities 


Construction on Main Street proper is set to wrap up for the summer of 2021, starting July 1st until just after Labor Day.  Significant work completed this spring includes new:

√  16" water main on Main Street with most of the new water services to the buildings also installed 

√  stormwater management basin in One Main Park along with parts of the stormwater drainage on Parkside Drive 

  configuration for One Main Park, along with a newly shaped Main Street / Sara-Placid Road (Rte 86) intersection and granite pavers 

  granite curbing on Mirror Lake Drive across from Lakeside Resort, up Sara-Placid Road (Rte 86) and in front of High Peaks Resort

√  sidewalks on Mirror Lake Drive, and both sides of Sara-Placid Road (Rte 86) before St. Agnes Church

√  unexpected (due to deteriorating conditions) 12" water main and 8" sewer main on Sara-Placid Road (Rte 86), with all laterals and connections completed


Construction will continue during the summer of 2021 in confined, off-street areas from June 30th until just after Labor Day.   If the weather cooperates and construction activities avoid significant challenges, the combination of the work finished spring through summer may enable the Village to finish construction one year earlier than expected.  



Sara-Placid Road (Saranac Avenue)

Weeks of July 5, 12 & 19:

  • finish installing new sidewalk pavers 
  • cars & pedestrians will continue to be able to pass through with some traffic direction

Central parking lot (across from NBT Bank)

July and early August: 

  • install storm water management basin in lower lot during July 
  • replace green wall with Redi-Rock wall in late July / early August 

Public parking lot by Post Office

July and early August:

  • install storm water management basin at south end of lot near the Olympic Convention Center during July
  • install trench drain that is part of the stormwater management system at the bottom of Olympic Drive in early August 

Public Bathrooms in central parking lot

July and August:

  • public bathrooms at lower level of central parking lot available from top level using stairs for most of summer
  • on some days these bathrooms may not be available
  • public bathrooms in main parking lot by Post Office will be open 
 One Main Park

Starting early August: prepare park for planting in fall, including

  • place sitting wall and boulders
  • install railing 
  • finish irrigation not completed by June 30th



Parking Shuttle, One Main Park, Sidewalks, and More


Work continues for the Main Street upgrade.  Fall 2021 focus areas include sidewalks, One Main Park plantings, and the completion of new water service tie-ins.  Additional parking for Main Street is available at the Lake Placid Historical Society / old train station on Station Street.  See the details above. To learn more choose the topic that is of interest:



Information Sessions 


The Village recently shared the construction, mobility, communications and marketing plans for the Main Street Upgrade. The presentation is below under "Documents" and the recording is below under "Links".  


To see the Main Street Upgrade Overview shared in November 2020, download the presentation under "Documents" below.  



Check this page often as the Village posts updates about the Main Street upgrades.  







Main Street Upgrade 2nd Information Session Recording (March 2021)
The recording of the second information session presentation for the Main Street Upgrade

Main Street Updgrade Construction Forecast - September 20, 2021 week

Main Street Upgrade construction, mobility, communicatios and marketing plans
Overview of the Main Street Upgrades.
Main Street Upgrade Bumpout



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