The New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT) will hold an open house meeting on Thursday, March 29, 2018 related to the Empire State Trail, a bicycle/pedestrian trail that will connect the Erie Canal Park in the town of Camillus with the Erie Canal Park in the town of Dewitt. This project is part of a statewide initiative to complete a continuous bike trail from Albany to Buffalo along the Erie Canal. The open house will take place from 5 to 7 p.m. at DeWitt Town Hall 5400 Butternut Drive, East Syracuse, NY 13057.
At the meeting, preliminary drawings for the upcoming project will be available for review and representatives from NYSDOT will be available to answer questions. No formal presentation is planned.
Preliminary plans call for the Empire State Trail to cross the Syracuse area utilizing existing bike lanes and pedestrian trails and constructing new trails where there are gaps in the existing system. This project will also include a road diet, reducing Erie Boulevard by one lane in each direction between Beech and Bridge Streets. Work is expected to take place during the 2020 construction season.
This open house is part of the continuing effort by NYSDOT to encourage public participation in the development of transportation projects.
DeWitt Town Hall is handicapped accessible. Please contact Cindy Bell, P.E. at (315) 428–4348 with NYSDOT if a sign language interpreter, assisted listening system, or other accommodation will be required to facilitate your participation in the open house.