July 9, 2010

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Rail trail moves toward completion

HIGHLAND – The Hudson Valley Rail Trail’s expansion eastward and its connection to Walkway Over the Hudson continues at a good pace.

Town of Lloyd Supervisor Ray Costantino announced that the missing link pedestrian bridge over Vineyard Avenue is scheduled to be set on July 16.  “This is a major milestone in the construction of the Hudson Valley Rail Trail’s eastward connection to Walkway Over the Hudson and its current termination at Commercial Avenue Extension,” he said.

Another milestone is set to occur when the Mile Hill Road Bridge construction will be complete and the road will be re-opened to vehicular traffic in August. “This has been a major accomplishment that allows the trail to remain off the highways and allows it to travel through pristine countryside,” said Costantino.

With the construction of this 1.3 mile section, the Hudson Valley Rail Trail will extend from the Walkway Over the Hudson for approximately 3.8 miles terminating at Tony Williams Park on Riverside Road. 

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