Perfecting Placid Construction Updates

Even the most perfect place needs a little TLC

Lake Placid is undergoing a reconstruction initiative for its Main Street infrastructure. The goals of this project will be to upgrade our business district so that it will be sustainable for residents and travelers to enjoy for years to come. Main Street’s unique setting on the edge of Mirror Lake with shops, restaurants, and parks has experienced a tremendous amount of growth since it’s first conception in the 1800s and now it’s time for us to catch up! 

Main Street Improvement 

Main Street has been receiving a major facelift and we are excited to be nearing the finishing line! Major construction on Main Street resumed on September 6. Main Street will be one-way at that time. This work is intended to be completed and the detour lifted by the end of September.

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Main Street will be one-way going north starting at the intersection of Routes 73 and 86 (by Sunoco and Man and Beast) at the south end, to the intersection of Route 86 (Saranac Avenue) and Hillcrest Avenue at the north end (by St. Agnes Church).

Parkside is one way going south from the Post Office to Route 73/Morningside Drive.

Southbound traffic coming from Hillcrest will have to turn left onto Main Street and then right onto Parkside. The speed limit on Parkside is temporarily reduced to 15 mph.

The temporary traffic light at the intersection of Olympic Drive and Main Street has been removed. Please drive with caution at this corner.

The temporary traffic at the intersection of Wesvalley and Route 86 (Saranac Ave) is currently operational.

It's easy to get around!

The Placid Xprss will continue to operate on its regular schedule.

Benefits of perfecting Main Street

  • Create a more accessible Main Street that is inviting to everyone.
  • Enhance safety for drivers and pedestrians.
  • Preserve Mirror Lake for years to come by mitigating pollution.
  • Redesign infrastructure to meet the needs of businesses and residents.
  • Improve the visual appeal of Main Street to encourage return visits.

… all while maintaining Lake Placid’s friendly personality and unique character! After a day of outdoor activities, stroll Main Street and embrace the relaxing vibe while enjoying all the quaintness of downtown Lake Placid.

Upgrades at the Lake Placid Legacy Sites

In addition, many of the Lake Placid Legacy Venues have undergone major renovations and improvements. The project is designed to prepare the sites for hosting the 2023 World University Games, to add new unique experiences for both residents and visitors, and to continue the Olympic legacy to be enjoyed by generations to come.

Extensive renovations have been done to modernize and improve the Lake Placid Legacy Sites. The following site is currently under renovation:

  • The Olympic Museum (alternative location) - The Olympic Museum is under construction, however, you can experience the “Totally 80 – 80 Objects from the Lake Placid Olympic Museum” Exhibit Gallery presented by the Lake Placid Olympic Museum is available on the 2nd floor of the Conference Center. It is free and open to the public 7 days a week from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. 

Enjoy the wide variety of unique Olympic experiences available to help round off your perfect Lake Placid getaway. Check out the Lake Placid Legacy Sites calendar for the latest operating schedule and offerings at all venues.


Get the latest information 

For more information, please visit the village of Lake Placid's website or call the Lake Placid Visitors Bureau at 518-523-2445. 

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