March 30, 2018 01:18 PM
The New York State Canal Corporation announced Friday that emergency repairs have begun on two sections of the Erie Canal embankment in Monroe County.
The repairs in the towns of Ogden and Perinton are in order to stabilize the waterway for the beginning of the 2018 navigation season in May.
The repairs will be completed in two to four weeks according to the New York State Canal Corporation.
Repairs will involve placing sheet-piling along the top of the embankment to enhance structural stability during the navigation season to reduce the risk of sudden embankment failure. More extensive repairs will be made following the end of the navigation season in October.
In Perinton, the construction will require the closure of a one-mile section of the Erie Canalway Trail between Route 31F/ Fairport Road and Ayrault Road in Fairport.
Users of the trail will be detoured onto Jefferson Avenue and Fairport Road to Fairport Park before rejoining the trail. No trail closures are expected in Ogden.
The navigation seasons on the western Erie Canal is scheduled to begin May 18.
Updated: March 30, 2018 01:18 PM
Created: March 30, 2018 01:16 PM
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