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$3.5 million for scenic tourist trail over Niagara Falls

Staff Writer |
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced $3.5 million has been awarded to advance the final design for the Niagara Gorge Project.

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The project includes the removal of two 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 $3.5 million was approved by the New York Power Authority trustees and will be used for final engineering and design work for the Niagara Gorge Corridor project.

Construction involves removing eight acres of pavement and opening up about 140 acres of green space along the Niagara Gorge rim between Niagara Falls State Park and Whirlpool and DeVeaux Woods State Parks.

Niagara Falls State Park is the oldest state park in the U.S. and sees about 8 million visitors a year.

The Niagara Scenic Parkway, formerly known as the Robert Moses Parkway, was built by the New York Power Authority in the 1950’s as part of the construction of NYPA’s Niagara Power Project.

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