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Improvements set for bike trail at 5S crossing in Rotterdam Junction

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Improvements are on tap for a dangerous intersection along the Mohawk-Hudson Bike-Hike Trail in lower Rotterdam Junction. County officials were awarded a $118,000 federal transportation improvement grant to fund the enhancements where the trail crosses Route 5S. The $148,000 project will rely on a 20 percent match from the county, but additional state aid could bring this contribution down to $7,400. Design work is expected to begin later this year, with construction scheduled for next ...

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February 4, 2013
3:33 p.m.

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This has been along time coming since the Transportation Study team completed its work in March 2008 and the complete study with cost and schedule information was released in May of that year. I am sure the Town of Rotterdam was pleased witht he results. There were many Rotterdam residents that spoke at the public meetings concerning the need for more safety aspects to be included at the crossing that would protect hikers and cycists crossing the busy Route 5S. The Friends of the Mohawk-Hudson Bike-Hike Trail were represented on the study team and were thrilled that many of the safety suggestions made by cycists and residents of Rotterdam were incorporated in the approved study. The Friends look forward to participating in plannning to bring the results to a final conclusion.

The family of Alan Fairbanks are informed of this decision to go forward and are happy that the proccess is underway.

Signed Fred Thompson, Founding member of the Friends of the Mohawk-Hudson Bike and Hike Trail