Work on the Lake George Gateway project along Route 9 in the town of Lake George is expected to be largely complete by this fall, while minor work is expected to continue into June, 2017.
The $6.95 million project, designed by the town of Lake George and administered and constructed by the New York State Department of Transportation, is making streetscape improvements for users of all modes of transportation along one mile of Route 9, east of Adirondack Northway Exit 21. The work includes the installation of shared-use and designated bike lanes, new sidewalks, landscaping, raised center medians with pedestrian refuge areas, new lighting, crosswalks and drainage.
The project is also expected to include the milling and paving of Route 9L and the creation of an approximate half-mile multi-use trail along Route 9L from Route 9 to Sun Valley Road.
A bio-retention pond and rain garden is part of the project near the corner of Route 9 and Route 9N. A new stormwater drainage collection and treatment system has also been installed, which is hoped to filter and re-use roadway runoff water roadside landscaping.
Photo courtesy Greg Dower.