Utica Erie Canalway Trail “Closing the Gaps” roundtable

In mid-May, the Office of Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, in collaboration with Parks & Trails New York, the NYS Canal Corporation and the Herkimer-Oneida County Transportation Study (HOCTS), convened the fourth in a series of “Closing the Gaps” roundtables in Utica.  The focus of the meeting was to solicit and discuss options for the current 20-mile gap in the Erie Canalway Trail between Utica and Little Falls and the shorter connection from Erie Canal Village to downtown Rome.

More than 40 elected officials, community leaders and stakeholders attended the meeting and, after presentations on the challenges, costs and opportunities for bridging these gaps, shared their views on how to proceed. HOCTS agreed to facilitate a follow up meeting in June aimed at finding a structure to coordinate efforts and press for funding as opportunities arise.

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