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Main St. Businesses Remain Open During Penn Yan Infrastructure Project


With the anticipated Main Street infrastructure project now underway in the Village of Penn Yan, downtown Penn Yan area businesses have worked hard to prepare for the temporary disruptions. The Yates County Chamber and Downtown Business Council says it’s important to know that businesses will be open and though different, it will not be difficult.

Work started on the gas main Monday at the Elm and Main Street Intersection. Main Street, at the Elm Street intersection to Maiden Lane is shut down.  From April 10th forward, Main Street will be closed from Elm Street to Maiden Lane Monday through Friday. Except for the weekend of April 15th-16th, Main Street will be open and passable on the weekends to two-way traffic.

A two-hour limit will be enforced for street parking. Sidewalks will be available and accessible while the streets are closed except when a direct repair is planned.

The Downtown Business Council is working with downtown businesses to help free up more parking spots in the public parking lots by finding alternative parking for staff. It’s also important to note that most downtown businesses have backdoor entrances that are closer to the public parking lots that can be utilized as well if needed.

The Chamber and Downtown Business Council don’t want this infrastructure project taking place this spring to deter you from coming to downtown Penn Yan to shop, eat, and enjoy the local businesses. They say this is a temporary inconvenience for a better Penn Yan.

This project is also ever-evolving, and dates and timelines could shift. The Village of Penn Yan is providing timely and detailed updates regarding the project. Stay informed by following the Village of Penn Yan – Department of Public Works on Facebook or visit their website at www.villageofpennyan.com.

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