A $6 million road construction project is set to begin in Plattsburgh the first week of June.
South Catherine Street will be under construction through November. Final work will continue through next May.
Crews will be overhauling the area from S. Peru to S. Platt Streets.
That means reconstructing the roadway, replacing the water line, replacing sidewalks and curbs and many other items. 13 new fire hydrants will be installed as well as dozens of new trees and grass areas.
In some areas, crews will be digging up 18 ft. down.
The construction is welcome news to homeowners who will be inconvenienced by the work.
“I'm glad to finally see it done because it hasn't been done since 1987,” said Carol Post, who lives on S. Catherine St. “Like a roller coaster, very much like a roller coaster. There isn't a place that you can't go down the road without hitting a bump."
95% of the cost will be covered by state and federal grants.
S. Catherine Street will not be closed down at any point.
Instead, traffic will be restricted to one way in the southbound direction during construction and northbound traffic will be required to use an alternate route.
Resident, business and pedestrian access will be maintained during construction.
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