Rugar Street traffic patterns to be altered this Saturday

PLATTSBURGH - The city of Plattsburgh has approved a temporary change in the traffic pattern for the section of Rugar Street from Memorial Hall to Sandborn Avenue Extension. The change will be in effect Saturday, Aug. 28, from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m.

According to the State University of New York at Plattsburgh, the traffic pattern change is requested to ease traffic congestion as college students move into dormitories. The one-way traffic pattern will ensure the safety of students and their families as they move into the residence halls, the majority of which are located within a four-block stretch of Rugar Street.

Motorists traveling along Rugar will only be able to travel in a westerly direction toward Plattsburgh High School. Those traveling on Sanborn, directly behind the college, will be permitted to drive in one direction only, from Rugar to Park Avenue.

Anyone traveling in an easterly direction along Rugar - toward Lake Champlain - will find the street closed at the intersection with Sanborn. They will be diverted along Sanborn to Park, Draper Avenue and then onto Broad Street.

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