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DOT issues stop-work order at Hudson waterfront

Aug 02, 2017 7:30 am
Amanda Purcell is reporting for Columbia-Greene Media the state Department of Transportation has issued a stop-work order on a project along the Hudson waterfront. Contractors have been clearing vegetation along the rock escarpment in anticipation of covering it in shotcrete. The cliff face was earmarked to be covered in the liquid cement to prevent loose rocks from falling onto the railroad tracks immediately below. The decision to halt the work was made after concerns about the impacts of changing the cliff would have on the nearby historic district and waterfront aesthetic were voiced by residents, the mayor and the environmental advocacy group Scenic Hudson. The spraying of shotcrete was scheduled to begin Aug. 7, but a meeting has now been scheduled for later this week that may delay the process, Mayor Tiffany Martin Hamilton said. “Our goal is to ensure that a proper review is conducted, and alternatives examined, so that the problem can be addressed in a manner that minimizes impacts on the historic district, the city waterfront and Hudson River,” said Ned Sullivan, president of Scenic Hudson. Read the full story at HudsonValley360 [dot] com.