A new Mace Street

Staff Writer
The Chronicle Express
Equipment from Yates County and a truck from the town of Torrey are shown on the job where improvements are being made to Mace Street.

Penn Yan streets department and Yates County highway department workers began upgrading Mace Street last week in the first step toward the long-anticipated improvements along the Keuka waterfront.

Mace Street runs from Lake Street west toward the Keuka Outlet, just south of the Knapp & Schlappi parking lot and the Penn Yan Firemen’s Field.

Penn Yan Village Streets Supervisor Don Rapalee says 700 feet of the street has been excavated and a new base of 1500 tons of material is being laid in before layers of asphalt and curbs are installed. All the work is being done by Penn Yan and Yates County crews with help from Milo, Torrey, Middlesex and Benton Highway Departments.

Rapalee says the final surface of the street will not be laid down until after construction of the lakeside hotel planned for the lot south of Mace Street.

Infrastructure improvements in the Lake Street area are a major step toward being prepared for the construction of a Hampton Inn and the future development of the former Penn Yan Marine site off Hicks Street, just a block north of Mace Street.