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Empire State Trail

Mar 29, 2020

Construction is scheduled to begin this week on Harry Howard Avenue for a shared-use bike/walking path. Please use extra caution if driving on Harry Howard Avenue. 


The project is part of the Empire State Trail, which will be a continuous 750-mile route spanning the state from New York City to Canada and Buffalo to Albany. The section of the trail will connect the Dugway from Mill Street to Greenport and make it easier to walk or bike to Hudson City Schools as well as Mill Street and Charles Williams Park.

Uility poles will be moved to make space for the dedicated bike/walk lane. Next, hydrants and catch basins will be relocated. Then construction of a 12 foot wide multi-use path. There will be intermittant lane closures during this period. 

While non-essential workers are directed to work from home, "essential construction may continue and includes roads." Workers at site must maintain social distance, including for purposes of meals, entry, and exit.

This project builds on the 2012 Safe-Routes-To-Schools plan. It also improves accessibility