Bridge Repairs to Begin July 10

For Immediate Release: 06/15/17

ALBANY—The New York State Canal Corporation announced today the Medina lift bridge will be closed to all vehicular traffic from July 10-28.

The Canal Corporation is scheduled to make repairs and do maintenance on the bridge lifting system.

The pedestrian walkways will remain open during these repairs, except for a brief time after the bridge is first placed in the raised position. The pedestrian walkways will not be handicap accessible during the scheduled work period.

During the Medina project, a signed detour for vehicles will be posted utilizing Route 31E (West Center Street and State Street), Route 271 (North Main Street) and Route 104 (Ridge Road).

Motorists using the detour routes are encouraged to plan their trips accordingly and leave extra time for travel. In addition, travelers should always remain alert and aware of their surroundings. This work will not affect navigation on the Canal System or the Canalway Trail.

About the New York State Canal Corporation

New York’s canal system includes four historic canals: the Erie, Champlain, Oswego and Cayuga-Seneca. Spanning 524 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. In 2017, New York is celebrating the bicentennial of the start of the Erie Canal’s construction.

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Steven Gosset
Media Relations
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