Road rebuilding in Canton, Gouverneur and Ogdensburg on DOT’s schedule this year
Friday, February 22, 2013 - 9:37 am

Projects in Canton, Ogdensburg and Gouverneur top the state Department of Transportation’s list of work in St. Lawrence County this year.

A $10 million project is rebuilding U.S. Rt. 11 downtown in the Village of Canton.

The road rehabilitation project was broadened into rebuilding water and sewer lines as public utilities in the village suffered from a century of use and were collapsing, according to the DOT.

The project, on a roughly one-mile stretch of Main Street from Riverside Drive to Stiles Avenue, began in the spring of 2012. The first season of the two-year plan reconstructed the road and sidewalks in the business district.

The coming season will focus on the residential district, roughly the eastern half of the stretch of road.

The project is expected to be completed in the fall.

A $9 million project rebuilding a mile of U.S. Rt. 11 in Gouverneur will go out to bid in March.

This project, like to one in Canton, will update and upgrade water, sewer, drainage and highway related deficiencies in the village.

A portion of the project will address waterline upgrades for the Kinney Drugs warehouse and distribution facility, which includes a Regional Economic Development Council grant for the upgrades.

The project is to begin this spring and be done in 2015.

In Ogdensburg, DOT is set to spend $7 million to rebuild a mile of Paterson Street, which serves the Port of Ogdensburg and connects to the state highway system.

The project includes full reconstruction of the highway and appurtenances, including 12 city street intersections along the length of the project.

The project is scheduled for contract bids in May 2013 and is expected to be completed late in 2014.