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Veterans' Memorial Highway, looking toward Union Falls Lake. Photo: <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/terrirowan/905171149/">terrirowan</a>, Creative Ccmmons, some rights reserved
Veterans' Memorial Highway, looking toward Union Falls Lake. Photo: terrirowan, Creative Ccmmons, some rights reserved

NY hosting public meeting on Whiteface Mt. repairs

WILMINGTON, N.Y. (AP) State transportation officials are holding a public information meeting this week regarding the Cuomo administration's plans for a $12 million road project on Whiteface Mountain in the Adirondacks.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced last month that state will repair the Veterans' Memorial Highway on the mountain, home to a ski resort and a popular scenic tourist spot near Lake Placid.  Go to full article

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Photo: Brian Mann
Photo: Brian Mann

Essex County Route 73 repairs postponed

KEENE, N.Y. (AP) State transportation officials say they've postponed a project to repair the slopes along one of the main roads in the Adirondack Mountains.

Department of Transportation officials announced Thursday evening that the work scheduled for Route 73 in Essex County has been put on hold after the discovery of a fiber-optic cable line in an unexpected location.  Go to full article
Route 11, Main St. in Canton, looks more like a sand pit than a village street these days. Photo: David Sommerstein
Route 11, Main St. in Canton, looks more like a sand pit than a village street these days. Photo: David Sommerstein

Rt.11 construction gets high grades in Canton (so far)

Workers are three months into what they call "a total reconstruction" of the village of Canton's Main Street. One of the North Country's main east-west corridors, Route 11, is being detoured onto side streets.

Downtown is hot, dusty, and congested. And there's no shade because all the historic maple trees had to be torn down.

Yet despite the inconvenience, the mess, and past run-ins with state transportation officials, residents and business owners are taking the disruption in stride.  Go to full article
Crews have been digging deep trenches to replace sewer and water lines. Photo: David Sommerstein
Crews have been digging deep trenches to replace sewer and water lines. Photo: David Sommerstein

Web extra: Rt.11 construction FAQ

We've received many questions about the extensive construction in the village of Canton. With the help of the state Department of Transportation's engineer-in-charge, Tom Maroun, here are some answers to some of the most frequently asked questions.  Go to full article

Canton Main St. detour begins next week

Users of Route 11 in Canton have likely noticed some traffic pattern changes in the last several weeks...and are about to see some more.

The NY Department of Transportation is doing some major work on Route 11 (Main Street in Canton) and to reduce the traffic congestion that work has caused, a detour is going into effect Monday, August 6.  Go to full article
Photo: Joanna Richards
Photo: Joanna Richards

Six die in crash with tractor-trailer in Antwerp

UPDATE: The Watertown Daily Times reports James A. Mills Jr., the truck driver who caused the crash, was released without charges Thursday night while state police continue their investigation.

Six people died yesterday in a crash with a tractor-trailer on Route 11 in the town of Antwerp, in Jefferson County. The accident happened shortly after 9 a.m. near Fox Ranch Road and Dickson Road just south of the St. Lawrence county line. Vehicles were slowing down for a paving project, and a tractor-trailer in the southbound lane failed to slow down as it approached the work zone, slamming into several other vehicles and causing a chain reaction crash involving six vehicles.  Go to full article
WW II-era barracks being demolished to make way for new housing. Photo: Army Corps of Engineers
WW II-era barracks being demolished to make way for new housing. Photo: Army Corps of Engineers

New construction on Drum will serve Guard, Reserves

Senators Schumer and Gillibrand announced last week $46.4 million in funding for new construction at Fort Drum. The new facilities will help National Guard and Reserve troops with their training. Joanna Richards has the story.  Go to full article

Universal design: improving access for people with disabilities

The term "universal design" isn't well known but its principals are all around us. Modern elevators, hallways and doors are all easier to use than they used to be. As the Innovation Trail's Daniel Robison reports, a western New York group has played a key role in making the world more accessible for people with disabilities and everyone else.  Go to full article
Assemblywoman Teresa Sayward (R-Willsboro)
Assemblywoman Teresa Sayward (R-Willsboro)

Sayward: Albany budget crisis hurting local businesses

The budget crisis continues in Albany. Lawmakers and Governor David Paterson have failed to reach a budget agreement for next year. The legislature has approved narrow budget extenders that allow crucial services to continue, but many payments are being withheld.

The state Budget Director says New York could run completely out of money as early as June. Brian Mann checked in yesterday with Assemblywoman Teresa Sayward. The Republican from Willsboro says the budget impasse is already hurting businesses in the North Country.  Go to full article

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