Village Construction Projects
Village construction projects are necessary and are completed as quickly as possible with efforts to minimize impact to traffic. Please drive slowly and safely through construction zones. Pay attention to flaggers and traffic signs. We very much appreciate your patience and understanding.
All Access Complete Streets Feasibility Study
In 2022-2023 Creighton Manning completed a traffic engineering study to identify ways to improve safety at some of the most problematic locations in the Village – at the elementary school, along Voorheesville Avenue at the Rail-Trail crossing, and along Maple Avenue approaching the CSX Railroad underpass. We are now taking that analysis to the next level with a Complete Streets study being funded through Capital Region Transportation Council and expect to have analysis, recommendations and preliminary design completed fall 2024.
Starting in 2022 just over $1 million was awarded through Capital Region Transportation Council (CRTC) to improve sidewalks on Maple Street between Vly Creek and Stonington Hill Road, to add sidewalks along Pine Street, and to extend sidewalks along Main Street across the railroad tracks for a several hundred feet out North Main Street. The project is now being designed and we hope to have construction start in the Summer of 2024.
Salem Hills Overflow Infiltration Project
In May 2023 the Board of Trustees authorized a contract with CT Male for a WIIA grant application, which would cover 25% of the project costs. This application is requesting funds to repair and replace sewer pipes in the Salem Hills neighborhood and eliminate the infiltration of excess stormwater into the sanitary sewer collection system.
UV Disinfection, Stonington Hill Rd
In May 2023 the Board of Trustees authorized a contract with CT Male for a WQIP Grant, which would cover 75% of total project costs. This application is requesting funds to construct a UV disinfection system at the Village's wastewater treatment plant as required by the DEC.
Voorheesville Avenue, Center Street & Pleasant Street
We recently bid the replacement of some of the oldest of our mains along Voorheesville Avenue, Center Street and Pleasant Street. Construction is expected to start fall 2023 and be completed in the summer of 2024.
Water Meter Upgrades
We’re about to embark on a program to replace the water meters in the homes and businesses that receive Village water. The meters we have now are about 20-years old and are worn out. During 2024 we expect to have the meter replacement program completed.
Household Lead Service Inventory
And at the time the meters are replaced, we plan to have the water services entering your home inspected to verify whether it is made of copper pipe, lead pipe or another material. If we determine it is made of lead, we will be working with property owners to get the service replaced with safe modern pipe material.
There is now parking at the bottom of the hill so those who use the hill have a safe place to park. The parking area will be on the west side of the property near the road, and the entrance to the parking will be directly across from the firehouse. We also have a plan for a small performance venue on the east side of the property including a small stage and terraced seating. Be assured that these enhancements respect the traditional use of Tork’s Hill as a sledding hill, and they will not disrupt, prevent or inhibit sledding at all.
Nichols Park Community Rain Garden & Vly Creek Conservation Project
With funding up to $30,000 from the Albany County Soil and Water Conservation District the Village was able in the fall of 2023 to install a 1,000 sq. ft. rain garden, pollinator bed, and perform brush removal on the Vly Creek's bank.