(PLATTSBURGH- Thursday September 21st, 2023) - The Saranac Riverwalk is now open to both pedestrians and cyclists and includes a 10-foot wide multi-use path, two overlooks, improved lighting, and extensive landscaping. Residents and visitors alike can now enjoy views of the Saranac River as well as increased connectivity to the City’s trail network, which will now stretch nearly unbroken from MacDonough Park to George Angell Drive.
Construction for the project began in May to complete a multi-use path built atop the western bank of the Saranac River between Bridge Street and Broad Street concluding at the intersection of Durkee Street and Broad Street near the current terminus of the Saranac River Trail. This $1.6 million dollar project was funded through the Downtown Revitalization Initiative’s (DRI) Streetscape Improvements & Riverfront Access grant. Luck Brothers, Inc. is the City’s general contractor for the project and Saratoga Associates is the City’s consulting engineer.
This project was part of the $2.9 million Streetscape Improvements & Riverfront Access grant, the second largest under the City’s DRI which also provided funding for construction of the Betty Little Arts Park in 2021.