Main Street, Doubleday Work Under Way In Cooperstown


Main Street, Doubleday Work

Under Way In Cooperstown

Deputy Mayor Cindy Falk describes the features of one of the first of 24 vintage-style lampposts on Pioneer Street. (Jim Kevlin /

COOPERSTOWN – The long-awaited TEP (first contemplated in 2013) is underway.

Two of 24 vintage-style lampposts planned for Pioneer Street were installed yesterday afternoon in front of the NBT Bank Branch, direct from Spring City Electrical Manufacturing Co. in Pennsylania.

Tomorrow – that’s at 6 p.m. Wednesday, April 10, in the Village Hall Ballroom – Mayor Ellen Tillapaugh Kuch is  hosting an informational meeting on both the TEP (federal Transportation Enhancement Program) improvements to Main Street, including the signal at Main and Chestnut, and the $5 million Doubleday Field upgrade on the third-base line.

Even before the informational meeting, work had begun.  Village Administrator Teri Barown provided these details of what’s planned the first week:

  1. Monday, continue saw cutting on Main Street east of Fair Street to River. Start to pull wires for the new lights on Pioneer Street
  2. Tuesday, cut asphalt at ADA ramp ramp areas on Northern and Southern Pioneer, to prep for new curbs
  3. Wednesday, removal of concrete in repair areas of pioneer and ADA access points. Start to set new light poles.
  4. Thursday, continue removals and prep for concrete and curbs, start prep for pavers.
  5. Friday, continue the paver prep and erecting of new lights.

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