POTSDAM -- Some state elected officials are expected to attend as Mayor Ron Tischler and Clarkson University President Tony Collins break ground for the $1.45 million Potsdam Walk-Bike Enhancement Project today at 2:30 p.m. on Clarkson Avenue.
The ceremony will move inside Walker Center if the rain today is too heavy at the time.
The project was applied for through the New York State Transportation Enhancement Program (TEP) and funded by the American Recovery & Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA).
New shared roadway signage throughout the village and widening of accessible roadways for cyclists are designed to make Potsdam a safer community for recreation and green choices in walking to work.
The project will bring bike lanes, sidewalks, shared roadway signs and new pavement to Clarkson Avenue within the village; repaving of Pine St.; shared roadway signs on Maple St., Pierrepont Ave., Elm St., and Main St.; and new sidewalks on Leroy St. from Bradley Dr. to May Rd. and on May Rd. from Leroy St. to the bank.