CANTON – A public meeting on the just-started road project in downtown Canton is set for Tuesday, May 15 from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Municipal Building, 60 Main St.
The New York State Department of Transportation project, now pegged at $9.6 million, will take most of two construction seasons, this year and next. About a mile of U.S. Route 11, Main Street, will be rebuilt, some intersections will be realigned, underground drainage lines will be replaced, and sidewalk work is planned.
Utility work in advance of the contract has begun on the project.
The meeting, which will be attended by local officials and NYSDOT representatives, will be informal and visitors will be able to speak about the project directly with DOT officials, including Engineer-in-Charge Tom Maroun.
“This highway reconstruction project will improve mobility as well as provide streetscape enhancements throughout Canton’s downtown business district, improving traffic safety and helping to beautify the community,” DOT Acting Regional Director Mark Frechette said. “This is an important project for the merchants and residents of Canton, and we look forward to continuing to meet with them as we prepare for construction to begin this summer.”
The highway reconstruction project is expected to be in full swing in June and will extend from Riverside Drive to Stiles Avenue. The project will address highway and drainage deficiencies, as well as providing streetscape enhancements through the downtown business district.
The apparent low bidder on the contract is Luck Bros, Inc., Plattsburgh.