The Canal Corporation is announcing that work to improve the condition of elevated canal embankments in Orleans and Monroe Counties will begin Tuesday, June 19. Crews will be working along areas of the embankment where trees and other vegetation were removed in recent months over the next few weeks. Work will involve removal of felled trees and underbrush, temporary erosion control, and general cleanup.
Beginning in the fall of 2018, crews will return to these areas to begin removal of stumps, backfilling and compaction of material, regrading as necessary, and planting of permanent erosion control.
The last phase of work on these elevated embankments will begin in 2019, which will include planting of vegetative screening in certain locations, construction of new trail access points, and additional drainage and other improvements in certain locations.
The schedule for Canalway Trail closures necessary for this work will be subject to change based on progress, site conditions, weather, and other factors. Work will be suspended on weekends and holidays in the interest of keeping all segments of the Canalway Trail open during these periods. A tentative schedule for these closures appears below:
Other work along the embankments in other areas not specified above will continue through the month of July, but will not require long-term closures of the Canalway Trail. Updates on short-term (less than a day) trail closures in these areas will be provided at http://www.canals.ny.gov/trails/projects.html
https://www.townofgaines.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/logo.png00Joseph Grubehttps://www.townofgaines.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/logo.pngJoseph Grube2018-06-17 07:56:382018-06-17 09:08:05Update on Erie Canal Bank Resoration Work