The city of Plattsburgh has approved a temporary change in the traffic pattern for the section of Rugar Street from Memorial Hall to Sandborn Avenue Extension. The change will be in effect this Saturday, Aug. 27, from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m.
According to the State University of New York at Plattsburgh, the traffic pattern change is requested to ease traffic congestion as college students move into dormitories. The one-way traffic pattern will ensure the safety of students and their families as they move into the residence halls, the majority of which are located within a four-block stretch of Rugar Street.
Motorists traveling along Rugar Street, between Memorial Hall and the Sanborn Extension, will be able to only go west toward Plattsburgh High School. Those traveling in an easterly direction — toward Lake Champlain — will find the street closed at the intersection with the Sanborn Extension. They will be diverted along Sanborn to Park Avenue to Draper Avenue and then onto Broad Street.
The Sanborn Extension will also temporarily become a one-way street. Individuals will only be permitted to drive from Rugar Street toward Park Avenue.