The New York State Canal Corporation today announced it will hold a public information meeting in Ilion regarding a project to help complete the Erie Canalway Trail in Herkimer County.
The meeting, scheduled for Dec. 6 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Ilion Village Hall, will provide information about proposed trail construction that would begin near the intersection of Route 28 and Route 5 in German Flatts and run 1.9 miles to the Ilion village marina.
A 10-foot-wide asphalt paved path is proposed, along with signage, crosswalk and amenities for pedestrians such as picnic tables and benches
Canal Corporation representatives will be available to answer questions at the meeting, where graphic displays of the trail project will be available.
The Erie Canalway Trail, running from Albany to Buffalo, is more than 80 percent complete. It is expected to be completely 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.