For Immediate Release: 06/07/18

ALBANY--The New York State Canal Corporation today announced it will hold a public information meeting in the Town of Frankfort in Herkimer County regarding a project to help complete the Erie Canalway Trail in the Mohawk Valley.

The meeting is scheduled for June 12 from 5:30-7 p.m. at the Frankfort Town Hall, 201 Third Ave. It will provide information about the proposed on-road Canalway trail construction that begins on Dyke Road just north of the Erie Canal in Schuyler. The proposed trail heads south on Dyke Road to Southside Road then heads east through the Town and Village of Frankfort and ends at the intersection of Acme Road and the westbound off ramp for Route 5S.

The proposed project is an on-road trail and will include shoulder stripping, crosswalks, pavement markings and trail signage. Canal Corporation and New York State Department of Transportation representatives will be available to answer questions at the meeting, where graphic displays of the proposed trail project will also be available.

The Erie Canalway Trail, running from Albany to Buffalo, is more than 80 percent complete. It is expected to be finished by 2020 as part of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo's Empire State Trail initiative, which would link the Erie Canalway Trail with the Hudson River Greenway, to form an unparalleled 750-mile trail network stretching from New York City to the Canadian border offering continuous recreational opportunities throughout New York State for New Yorkers and visitors alike.

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 2018, 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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