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Springville Rail Trail Opens Next Month

In Board of Trustees, Dept of Public Works, Uncategorized on July 26, 2016 at 12:36 pm

The Springville ‘Pop Warner’ Rail Trail will open this August.  Much of the construction work this summer has been to develop the trail from Waverly to West Main Street.  The Springville Community Foundation grant of $12,000 was use by the Village DPW to purchase benches, picnic tables, trees, and signage  to transform the discontinued rail road right of way into a multiuse trail.

As you walk on the trail, you will find the surface from Waverly to West Main St is rolled asphalt millings.  The rest of the trail in the Village is the compressed rail bed with just some ballast left behind from the demo work of the B&P RR.

Presently, the Village is waiting for NYSDOT approval of the cross walk across West Main which is route 39.  Regulatory signage will be installed soon.

The Pop Warner Steering Committee and the Village is planning a ribbon cutting ceremony in September.  The Springville trail will be the first secton of rail trail on the 27 mile discontinued rail line.  ECRT is close to gaining ownership of the entire section through the Federal rail banking process.20160607_104730.jpg

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