Main Street Penn Yan Watermain Project

January 25, 2023 
To: Residents of Main Street 
Re: Main Street Watermain Project (Elm St. to Clinton St.) 
Dear Residents, 
The Village of Penn Yan is going out to bid to replace the watermain on Main Street from Elm Street to Clinton Street. This is part of the Village’s ongoing efforts to proactively replace aging infrastructure. Following the watermain project, the road will be paved from Elm Street to Clinton Street. 
The watermain work is anticipated to begin in April 2023 and expected to be completed in 6-8 weeks*. The project will be broken into two phases. 
PHASE 1 – Elm Street to Maiden Lane 
The first phase will involve Elm Street to Maiden Lane. Due to the number of services and road cuts required in this section, the road will be closed while the watermain is replaced from Elm Street to Maiden Lane. The road will be closed for construction during the week, and opened for through traffic during the weekends. Phase 1 of the project is anticipated to last 4-6 weeks*. Detours will be posted for local traffic and municipal parking lots will remain open. Truck traffic will be directed around the Village – any businesses expecting local deliveries should coordinate with our office at 315-536-3374. 

NYSEG will also be working alongside this phase of the project to replace the gas mains within the sidewalk on each side of Main Street from Elm Street to Maiden Lane. NYSEG will be coordinating with property owners for this work. 
PHASE 2 – Maiden Lane to Clinton Street 
The second phase will not require full road closure. The road will be opened to one lane of traffic and Main Street from Maiden Lane to Elm Street will be fully open. 
We will post updates regarding the project to the Village of Penn Yan Department of Public Works Facebook page and website. Should you have any questions, please contact myself or Brett McMichael, Deputy Director of Public Works at 315-536-3374. 
Thank you for your patience and cooperation with this project. 
*These are estimated timeframes and subject to change. 
Melissa Gerhardt 
Director of Public Works