CANTON -- The $10 million project rebuilding a mile of Main Street is done, the state Department of Transportation announced today.
To commemorate the completion of the construction project, a ceremonial dedication will be held at 5:30 p.m. today at the village offices in the Municipal Building on Main Street. The Canton Village Reconstruction Project improved transportation infrastructure, increased pedestrian safety and updated public utilities in the.
The two-year project revitalized roughly one mile of U.S. Route 11, Main Street in the village. The highway is the major east-west road in the region.
The project was developed with significant community input and includes enhanced pedestrian facilities, DOT said.
“The village is very excited to see the completion of the reconstruction project,” Canton Mayor David Curry said. “Our citizens will benefit greatly because of this project. This infrastructure work will help build the foundation for economic growth. Thank you to all those involved.”
Canton Town Supervisor David Button said of the project, “This is one of the biggest public works projects undertaken in our community in years, and a few folks in town may have lost their patience. But downtown Canton looks clean, attractive and progressive. And the traffic flow has been greatly improved. All of this should help us attract college students, businesses and residents looking for a progressive community to call home. Hats off to the team from NYSDOT and Luck Brothers, who delivered a quality project right on schedule.”
Business district enhancements on the project include updated utilities and streetscape features such as ornamental lighting, brick pavers, and new plantings as well as crosswalks with bump-outs to enhance pedestrian safety. The residential district also received updated utilities and features to enhance the overall walkability of the community. Luck Brothers, Inc. of Plattsburgh was the contractor on the project.