Pride Lane paving set to begin May 3; traffic will be restricted 

Beginning Monday, May 3, Pride Lane traffic will have some restrictions as the road that winds through the Fayetteville-Manlius High School campus from N. Eagle Village Road will be milled to the substrate and then paved with a binder and topcoat. 

The project is expected to last about three weeks, depending on the weather. Beginning on May 3, one lane will be open from 7-7:45 a.m. to one-way traffic entering the high school campus from North Eagle Village Road. All morning traffic will then exit the campus via state Route 173. 

Pride Lane will be closed to all traffic at 7:45 a.m. each and every day during the project.

All traffic leaving campus in the afternoon will exit onto Route 173. To help with any congestion and to direct traffic, the district plans to station school resource information officers and special patrol officers on Route 173 at the high school exit and the exit of the district office building’s parking lot, where students are picked up after school. 

For athletic events, the parking lot closest to the Pride Lane athletic fields can be accessed every day after 5:30 p.m. from N. Eagle Village Road entrance.

On Wednesdays throughout the duration of the project, Pride Lane will be closed to all traffic. 

The Pride Lane paving project will be divided up into two phases. The aforementioned project will be paid for with funds that voters approved in the current-year budget, and therefore, needs to be completed prior to June 30. A second phase of paving is included in the proposed 2021-22 budget that residents will vote on May 18.

If taxpayers approve the budget proposal, which includes the second phase of the paving project under the transfer-to-capital allocation, the remainder of the paving of Pride Lane will take place during the summer months.