Senator Schumer visits Glens Falls

August 16, 2011
By Admin

Update:

News articles on Senator Schumer’s visit are viewable in the news section of this website, with photos and video viewable here.

Mayor Diamond has announced that Senator Schumer will be in Glens Falls tomorrow (Wednesday, August 17) at 3:30 p.m. The event, originally scheduled for 1:30 p.m., is now confirmed for 3:30 p.m. He will tour the South Street project and following will make remarks at the Empire Theater Building located at 11 South Street.

Mayor Diamond stated that he is very pleased that the Senator is back in our City to see the improvements underway on South Street.

It is expected that at the Empire Theater, refreshments will include not only coffee from Sue Stone’s North Country Coffee Café but also some Dirty John’s hot dogs from Pete Gazetos’ New Way Lunch will be on the menu!

Parking advisory: Wed. 8/17

August 16, 2011
By Admin

Important announcement:

For Wednesday, Aug. 17, only, there will be no parking on either side of South Street from School Street to Glen Street from 6 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Up-to-date parking advisory

August 16, 2011
By Admin

Traffic/parking advisory: Week of Aug. 15

Access to all business entrances remains available!

  • Alternating two-way traffic will occur on the portion of South Street that runs from School Street to Elm Street during the day as the storm line and sanitary manholes are installed.
  • No parking is permitted on the south side of South Street from School Street to Elm Street during this time. During the day, no parking is permitted on either side of the street while the storm line is being installed.
  • The parking lot area in front of Rite Aid remains inaccessible.
  • Sidewalks on the south side of South Street from School Street to Elm Street are closed.

CLICK TO ENLARGE

 

Traffic/parking advisory: Week of Aug. 22

  • No parking is permitted on either side of South Street from Elm Street to Glen Street while storm lines and sanitary manholes are installed.
  • Sidewalks are closed on the south side of South Street from Elm Street to Glen Street later in the week of Aug. 22.

We are underway!

August 2, 2011
By Admin

“Planning for the South Street project is done and now it’s time for the work with Rifenburg Construction Company to commence!” says Glens Falls Economic Development Director Ed Bartholomew. Construction began today.

Traffic access to and from New Pruyn Street is limited. Additionally, there will be limited access to upper South Street (by Rite Aid) to New Pruyn Street with alternating one-way traffic. Access, however, will be available to the Medical Building at 90 South Street.

No parking is permitted on South Street from New Pruyn Street to School Street (by Rite Aid).

Additionally, no parking is permitted in front of the Rite Aid parking lot area in the designated 6 spaces at intersection of Broad and South Streets until further notice. This area will be fenced off.

$1.7 million South Street project starts Aug. 1

July 28, 2011
By Admin

The $1.7 million South Street project is underway as of Monday, August 1, 2011. Glens Falls mayor Jack Diamond has released the four-month schedule, which is posted on this website.

Mayor Diamond stated that is the City’s pledge:

  • To maintain flow of traffic and access to stores and businesses during this project.
  • That South Street will remain open for business!
  • Property owners and businesses will be informed throughout this project. The mayor has indicated that this website will provide updated information as the project progresses.

Hours of construction are from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

The mayor and members of the Common Council want to thank the businesses and owners on South Street for their understanding and cooperation. Mayor Diamond also noted the financial assistance of nearly one million dollars in federal funds for this project through the efforts and assistance of Senator Schumer.

Please note updates to the website:

  • A timeline is now posted and accessible via the menu bar above.
  • Up-to-date traffic and parking advisory information will be posted, accessible via the menu bar above or by clicking the red link at right.
  • Contact information for Kevin Dubois of Chazen Companies, the resident engineer/chief inspector who is heading up the project, is available on the sidebar at right. He is accessible should any questions or issues arise.
  • We have added the City’s pledge to the sidebar at right.

 

Timeline

July 24, 2011
By Admin
Map and timeline for South Street renovations

CLICK TO ENLARGE

 

Renovations run from August to November 2011.

Work is done from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekdays.

The project begins the week of August 1, beginning at the intersection of South and New Pruyn Streets near Hudson Avenue. Work progresses toward the intersection of South and Glen Streets.

Work commences on the south side of South Street, beginning at New Pruyn Street. In September, when work is completed on the south side, it will switch over to the north side of South Street at the intersection of South and Broad Streets by Rite Aid and Union Square.

  • Week of August 1
    • South side of South Street
    • Beginning at the intersection of South and New Pruyn Streets near Hudson Avenue and continuing for the next 4 to 5 weeks, work crews will be removing existing storm drainage lines and replacing with new lines, installing new water line and replacing existing manhole covers. Sewer lines will be repaired where necessary and existing sidewalks will be removed and replaced. Work will progress on this side of the street all the way to Glen Street.
  • Week of September 9
    • North side of South Street
    • For the next 4 to 5 weeks, work will shift to the north side of the street, commencing by the intersection of South and Broad streets by Rite Aid and the Union Square Complex and it will progress toward Glen Street, replacing curbs and sidewalks and installing new trees, replacing some existing trees.
  • Mid-October
    • For 3 to 4 weeks, street lighting, streetscaping, park benches, landscaping, tree planting and paving will be underway.
  • End of November
    • Project completion