Potsdam Walk-Bike Enhancement Project groundbreaking Sept. 30
Wednesday, September 29, 2010 - 6:32 am

POTSDAM -- Mayor Ron Tischler and Clarkson University President Tony Collins break ground for the Potsdam Walk-Bike Enhancement Project Thursday, Sept. 30, at 2:30 p.m. on Clarkson Avenue by Walker Center.

The village and the university have shared the goal of new shared roadway signage throughout the village and widening of accessible roadways for cyclists 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. It will also fund repaving on Pine Street; shared roadway signs on Maple Street, Pierrepont Avenue, Elm Street, and Main Street; and new sidewalks on Leroy Street from Bradley Drive to May Road and on May Road from Leroy Street to the Community bank branch.

The $1.45 million project is funded by the American Recovery & Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA) and administered through the New York State Transportation Enhancement Program (TEP).