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July 25, 2013

Mayor: Construction shouldn't affect weekend traffic

Walnut, Chestnut work almost done

Parts of Chestnut and Walnut streets will be bumpy, but everything will be open for Induction Weekend.

Construction on the two streets should be done in mid-August, according to village officials.

Village Public Works Supervisor Brian Clancy, Cooperstown Police Chief Mike Covert and Baseball Hall of Fame officials met earlier this month to ensure that recent construction would not affect the annual event.

According to Cooperstown Mayor Jeff Katz, the work on Walnut Street, which extends from Chestnut to Delaware streets and includes part of Chestnut, was scheduled to be done by Induction Weekend. However, the schedule was altered to accommodate a request from Cooperstown Central School.

“Our original thought was to start last fall, stop in November and then resume in the spring,” Katz said.

CCS Superintendent C.J. Hebert said at a school board meeting in March that he had asked village officials not to do any work at the start of the 2012 school year. The village responded to the request by moving the start of construction to April.

“In upstate New York, you have a limited time to do this kind of work, including projects in sensitive areas,” Katz said. “One option is to never do the work. Another option is to do them when you can do them and know that they are going to cause some disruptions.”

“But you can’t do a four-month project in one month and you can’t do any work in the winter time. So we were limited in when we could do this,” he continued.

Katz said that he believes the project was in its final weeks, and shouldn’t affect weekend traffic. No roads will be closed and no construction will be going on over the weekend.

“The roads could be bumpy, but everything will be open,” he said.

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