Green Island trail to be closed for paving
The Black Bridge Trail, a bicycle and pedestrian trail and bridge that connects Cannon Street to Delaware Avenue in Cohoes, will be closed to through traffic Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday for paving and other construction work.
Crews from HMA Contracting have been working since early October to extend the trail past a renovated rail bridge near Cannon Street that opened two years ago as part of a trail system that connects to the northern section of the Mohawk Hudson River Bikeway. The trail stopped at the Green Island end of the bridge, however, so crews are creating a 900foot extension of the trail to replace a rutted, unpaved surface that was usable but did not include needed amenities and safety features.
The project also includes creation of a designated parking area, as well as installation of a trailhead, informational and historical kiosks, benches, security cameras, lighting and bicycle racks, as well as a scenic overlook.
Users are advised to seek other routes during the three days of work and to obey directional signs that will be posted.