Empire State Trail work begins this week in Hudson
Mar 31, 2020 10:15 am
Abby Hoover is reporting for Columbia-Greene Media the city of Hudson announced March 29, preparation for construction of the Empire State Trail on Harry Howard Avenue will begin this week. Drivers are asked to use extreme caution on the road, which has a 20 mph speed limit. The project is part of the 750-mile mixed-use bike and walking path, which stretches from New York City to Canada and from Albany to Buffalo. The Hudson section will connect the Dugway from Mill Street to Greenport. Crews this week will move utility poles to clear space for the dedicated biking and walking lane. The next step will be to relocated hydrants and catch basins. Department of Public Works Superintendent Rob Perry said there will be intermittent lane closures on Harry Howard Avenue to relocate underground utilities. He estimated the above-ground construction will begin in two weeks, and work will take around a month to complete. Under Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s executive order requiring all non-essential employees to work from home, has been extended until April 15. Construction is one of 12 categories of essential workers and divided into essential and non-essential projects with more than one worker. City officials said workers at the site must maintain social distance, which is six feet, including entering and leaving the site, and meals. Read the full story at HudsonValley360 [dot] com.