$3.5 Million Awarded to Further the Demise of the Robert Moses Parkway
"Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced $3.5 million has been awarded to advance the final design for the Niagara Gorge Project," according to a press release posted on the New York State website.
The $3.5 million is a step toward the $40 million project announced by Governor Cuomo in March 2016 that will remove two miles of the Niagara Scenic Parkway—the parkway formerly known as the Robert Moses Parkway.
Once the two miles of parkway are removed, the project will restore public access to the Niagara Gorge waterfront, with a scenic trail network and a smaller road to handle local traffic. "Construction involves removing eight acres of pavement and opening up about 140 acres of green space along the Niagara Gorge rim between Niagara Falls State Park and Whirlpool and DeVeaux Woods State Parks," according to the press release.
Nancy Fischer reported on the details of the larger project proposal when it was announced earlier this year.