SCHENECTADY, N.Y. (NEWS10) – Roads have reopened in Schenectady near the historic Nicholaus Building for the first time since Friday.
State Street at Erie Boulevard was closed when the building was declared “structurally unstable.” At 3 p.m. Tuesday, all lanes reopened on Erie Boulevard as well as the westbound lanes on State Street.
NEWS10 AGC cameras were rolling as crews started to remove road barriers around 1 p.m. Surveyors also arrived on scene around that time.
Businesses on Erie Boulevard said they’re looking forward to welcoming back customers.
”Percentage wise we’ve probably been reduced by 30 percent on Friday and Saturday,” Richard Dicristofaro of Wedgeway Barber Shop said.
Dicristofaro’s barber shop has been around for over 100 years.
Mayor Gary McCarthy was not available to speak on camera, but he released a notice that state streets were being reopened due to “progress at the building site.”
The eastbound lane of State Street is expected to reopen on Wednesday.
Updates will be provided at www.parkschenectady.com.