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Public info meeting set for West River Bike Trail; preferred alternative to be released

Sat, Jul 9th 2016 07:00 am

The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation has announced that a public information meeting to outline the preferred alternative for a new bike trail along the West River Parkway will be held Wednesday, July 20, at Grand Island High School, 1100 Ransom Road.

Beginning at 6 p.m., there will be an open house where drawings of the plan will be available for review and staff will be on hand for discussion. At 7 p.m. there will be a formal presentation of the plan. Participants will be able to submit written comment during the open house or express verbally concerns following the presentation.

Plans call for an 8-mile bike trail along the West River that will connect Beaver Island State Park and Buckhorn State Park as well as provide a link between the cities of Niagara Falls and Buffalo for nonmotorized vehicles. Additionally, when complete, this project would provide a connection to the Niagara River Greenway.

Comments may also be submitted via email to [email protected] or by mail to Victor O'Brien, C&S companies, 141 Elm St., Suite 100, Buffalo, NY 14203 by Aug. 3.

This project is being completed in partnership with the New York State Department of Transportation and the Town of Grand Island.

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