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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

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

A "rooftop highway," mile by mile

The "rooftop highway" is almost mythical in northern New York. The idea of an Interstate linking Watertown and Plattsburgh, through Gouverneur, Canton, Potsdam, and Malone, has been bouncing around since the 1950s. It's seen as a key to economic development in the North Country. New York's department of transportation estimates the whole project would cost $2 billion and take decades to build. So the DOT is taking public comment on a new plan to take the smallest of steps forward--a passing lane here, decongesting intersections there, maybe even a bypass. 75 people came to last night's meeting in Canton. Few were pleased with what they heard. David Sommerstein reports.  Go to full article

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