Governor announces $3.5M for parkway removal effort

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    From the Niagara Gazette:

    A $3.5 million payment for the final design phase of the Niagara Gorge Project has been approved by the New York Power Authority.

    The project includes the removal of 2 miles of expressway segments of the Niagara Scenic Parkway, and replacing it with a scenic trail network and smaller road for local traffic to enhance access to the waterfront and adjoining neighborhoods in Niagara Falls.“The Niagara Gorge is a natural wonder that, because of the former Robert Moses Parkway, has effectively been walled off to the public for far too long,” Gov. Andrew Cuomo said in a statement. “This action brings us one step closer toward finishing this project and increasing access to this scenic gem for Western New Yorkers and visitors alike.”

    It seems to take Niagara Falls, NY a very long time to get these sorts of projects approved, funded, and then completed!

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