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Department of Transportation to host public hearing on multiuse trail project in Wheatfield, NT


Wed, Mar 15th 2023 08:40 pm

Hearing set for Wednesday, March 22, at Town of Wheatfield Community Center

The New York State Department of Transportation will host a public hearing from 4-6:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 22, on a proposed multiuse trail project in the Town of Wheatfield and City of North Tonawanda.

The public hearing will be held at the Town of Wheatfield Community Center, 2790 Church Road. It will be conducted in an open forum format, whereby individuals can arrive any time to discuss the project with NYSDOT representatives. A formal presentation will be held at 5 p.m.

The purpose of the project is to construct a 10-foot-wide multiuse trail within the Seaway Trail Corridor to connect the Niagara Falls Greenway Trail from Griffon Park to Gratwick Park. A draft design approval document has been prepared for the proposed project and is available for review by all interested parties during business hours at the following locations:

√ Office of the Regional Director, New York State Department of Transportation, 100 Seneca St., Buffalo.

√ Wheatfield Town Hall, 2800 Church Road, Upper Level.

√ North Tonawanda Public Library, 505 Meadow Drive.

The selection of the preferred design alternative will be finalized after the impacts of the alternative, comments on the draft design approval document and all comments from the public hearing have been fully evaluated. The project is scheduled to begin construction in spring of 2024.

Written and oral comments pertaining to the project will be accepted as part of the official record. Person may file written statements or other exhibits in place of, or in addition to, oral statements made at the public hearing. Written statements submitted at the hearing or received before April 5 will be made part of the record.

For further information, or to request a sign language interpreter or assistive listening device system, contact Robert Schaller, project manager, at 716-847-3043; or write to the New York State Department of Transportation, 100 Seneca St., Buffalo, NY 14203 (reference Project Identification Number 5760.75).

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