The project involved the replacement of a deteriorated and damaged retaining wall along the Saranac River behind theTown of Harrietstown’s historic Town Hall in Saranac Lake.

North Woods Engineering was the lead consultant for the project.  Work included coordination with a surveyor, preparation of contract plans and technical and general specifications; significant permitting, bidding oversight; and construction observation and administration.

Design work included a pre-cast concrete wall system, erosion and sediment control, relocation of an emergency generator, and accessibility improvements.

Significant hydraulic modeling of the river was completed to demonstrate that the new wall would raise the floodwaters of the regulated floodway.  Work also required a variance from the Adirondack Park Agency.