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North Creek streetscape update coming soon

Downtown North Creek

Downtown North Creek Photo by Andy Flynn.

— Early this summer, the LA Group will be updating residents in the town of Johnsburg about the upcoming streetscape improvement project.

There are multiple projects for the streetscape and Riverfront Park ready to start, according to Wayne LaMothe, director of the Warren County Department of Planning and Community Development. This is one of 23 projects LaMothe is working on along the First Wilderness Heritage Corridor. Those towns — from Corinth to North Creek — are not only linked by the Hudson River but by the historic train tracks now used by the Saratoga & North Creek Railway.

Engineering work has been completed on the North Creek streetscape project, and the design contract has been awarded to the LA Group.

The LA Group will be holding public meetings about the project in the summer and giving presentations to the Johnsburg Town Board. They’ll also be attending the North Creek Business Alliance meetings once a month. Meeting dates are not yet scheduled.

“We hope to really kick this into high gear,” LaMothe said. “It took us a year to get the contract approved by the state agency that grants the funds, so that really has held us up. But we seem to be going forward now.”

LaMothe hopes to have the North Creek streetscape design elements wrapped up by December.

“What we are hoping to do is to pick a section of Main Street and fast-track that process, so that if the town has the manpower available, they can start a section this year” LaMothe said.

In order to promote the region’s assets, a major component is improving the infrastructure in these towns: Corinth, Hadley, Lake Luzerne, Stony Creek, Thurman, Warrensburg, Chester and Johnsburg.

Here are some of the updates.

•Corinth: LaMothe said he hopes to sign a design contract for the train station site soon.

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