Green Is­land trail to be closed for paving

The Record (Troy, NY) - - LOCAL NEWS -

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.

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