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Posted by: Doug K
« on: June 30, 2019, 03:07:37 pm »

Of course the Erie Canal Trail work evened the edging out the next day or so... and here's the other side of the trail getting it's edge

If anyone doubted the ability of the Canal Corporation to complete the first prototype of Embankment Rehab just take a look.

Here's where the embankments all started:

And here's the same dam in Zone 37... edged on both sides and READY right on time.

Just in time for what you ask?

The Canalway Challenge

Journey Along the Erie Canal

NY Parks & Trails - Cycle The Erie Canal

For more on Trail Repair on the Western Section of the Erie Canal Trail... see the Orleans Hub
Posted by: Doug K
« on: June 25, 2019, 10:09:39 am »

Just when you think the Erie Canal Trail restoration work is done... the Canal Corp Rehabilitation workers add their final touches... Trail Edge

Here's what the ECT Trail Edger looked like... seems like they are using standard highway construction equipment

And a nice collage of the process to add a stone dust retaining edge to the ECT... which if you didn't know it is REALLY an Embankment Dam Inspection & Service Road

And instantly the restored Canal Trail is made even that much better

Here is a GREAT video of the process to add trail edge support taken "drone style"

Posted by: Doug K
« on: June 18, 2019, 03:05:18 pm »

Today was the FINAL STEP of the Embankment Rehabilitation Process... Stone Dust for Erie Canal Trail Restoration

Here's a few pictures showing the stone dust equipment... minus the giant roller.

And here's a nice video showing how they are "paving" the ECT with this powder... shot from our second floor.

It's not too noisy...and it's a very QUICK process.. runs continuously as long as the truck is there filling the hopper. This process is running about 900' per hour, they will have finished the 1.35 mile long Embankment Dam east of Brockport in less than 7 hours. They started at the Park Ave bridge at 8:30 am.

If they find anything large in this step there is a repair made before the roller does its job. This is the repair being made for several large stones found in the stone dust

So what does the Brockport East Dam Look like today? Here's the comparison to the pictures

BEFORE Trail Repair

And AFTER the Trail has been repaired.

So... what do you think... was it a good idea or not to fix the unsafe embankments and "Reimagine" a safer Erie Canal?