Progress Ahead

Construction in downtown Watkins Glen

changes are coming!

2018 will bring construction to Watkins Glen. The State Department of Transportation will be hard at work replacing sidewalks along Franklin Street throughout the village. The Watkins Glen Area Chamber of Commerce has a plan to lead our businesses, local residents, and visitors through this time. While construction can be challenging at times, the end result will be very rewarding - for our businesses, for our community, and for our region. On this page, we will share information and updates about the project, a survival guide for local businesses, pedestrian passports and shopping promotions, project timelines, and more!

Project timeline

April through June 22, 2018: removal and replacement of the sidewalks on the east side of Franklin Street from Fairgrounds Lane to Captain Bill's. Downtown work will shut down for summer.

Summer 2018: pavement repairs and paving on the four lane section of Route 14 from Reading Road (north of the village of Watkins Glen) to Gabriel's Junction.

Mid-September until finished: removal and replacement of sidewalks on the west side of Franklin Street from the Route 14/414 intersection to Captain Bill's.

Spring 2019: The mill and pave of Franklin Street/Route 14 from Fairgrounds Lane to Gabriel's Junction will begin.

Construction is weather dependent and this schedule is subject to change. We will post updates here as we receive them from the Department of Transportation. You can learn more about the construction timeline here.

for local residents and visitors

⇒ Wondering how construction will impact you? Learn more about the Project Timeline here.

⇒ Shop local, support local, love local! Learn more about our Pedestrian Passport program here.

For businesses

⇒ Download our Construction Survival Guide and ensure your business and employees are ready for what lies ahead!

⇒ Download the Open for Business poster. Print and hang during construction to encourage visitors to your business!

⇒ Email us to learn more about our cooperative radio advertising opportunity through Sound Communication in Corning. Just $125/month!