For Immediate Release: 6/15/2016
Contact: Shane Mahar | firstname.lastname@example.org
Office of Media Relations and Communications | (518) 471-5300
CANAL CORPORATION ANNOUNCES TEMPORARY CLOSURE OF ROUTE 259 LIFT BRIDGE IN SPENCERPORT FOR REPAIRS
Work Scheduled for Tuesday, June 28 and Wednesday, June 29
The New York State Canal Corporation today announced that repair work will temporary close the Route 259 lift bridge over the Erie Canal in Spencerport on Tuesday, June 28 and Wednesday, June 29 from 8:30 a.m. through 2:30 p.m. each day.
The New York State Department of Transportation will post a detour for through traffic outside of the village. Also, a temporary traffic signal at the nearby Martha Street bridge over the Erie Canal will be activated during the maintenance work.
Mariners are advised the lift bridge will remain in the down position during the repair work.
The Canal Corporation appreciates the public’s patience while this essential work is completed.
New York’s Canal system includes four historic canals: the Erie, Champlain, Oswego and Cayuga-Seneca. Spanning more than 500 miles, the waterway links the Hudson River with the Great Lakes, the Finger Lakes and Lake Champlain. The canals form the backbone of the Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor and connect hundreds of unique and historic communities. The Erie Canalway Trail is a multi-use trail, designed to accommodate pedestrians, bicyclists, and cross-country skiers. More than three-quarters of the 365-mile Canalway Trail from Albany to Buffalo is now a dedicated off-road trail, much of it along the canal’s former towpath. Together the canals and trail create a world-class recreationway that is a vibrant, scenic and unique New York resource.
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