A near four-month long project to replace and enlarge the Spider Creek passage has come to a close.
Spider Creek is the outlet of Follensby Clear Pond that flows under Route 30, just north of the Fish Creek Public Campground. The creek is a tributary to Lower Fish Creek Pond and, eventually, Upper Saranac Lake.
The old culvert was replaced with a 19-foot-wide cement channel. The widening of the culvert — the previous structure was just six feet wide — helps to mitigate upstream flooding issues, allowing the pond to access its floodplain without being precluded by the road.