Author Topic: Embankment Rehabilitation Program Plans for Spencerport, Perinton & Pittsford Released  (Read 48 times)

Doug K

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Recently found the original plan for the Erie Canal Embankment clearing in Perinton, this plan really can’t change and will no doubt be where the Canal Corp starts the work in the “off-season” for 2019, for their new Embankment Rehab Program.

Go and take a look to refresh your memory if you haven’t seen it before

https://drive.google.com/open?id=1vNMJQEIvUZfZlqv15LylpXrFs2yOsIeY

Strangely enough this was on the Village of Fairport’s website, buried away, town officials trying to ignore the inevitable I guess.

https://www.village.fairport.ny.us/uploads/1/7/6/5/17656211/canal_vegetation_removal.pdf

Here's the Title page for Perinton… only change will be in 'Date Started & Completed' to December 2019 - April 2020



Here are the original maps of the work for Spencerport, Pittsford, Brighton, and Penfield





If you note on the Map Legends you see SLRR, which shows a Dam Hazard Rating. Note the HIGH RISK embankments in your area… they will be working there soon. In the end Dam rehab is PUBLIC SAFETY work… no matter where it happens, or who owns the land… get used to it. The Dams in Perinton, Brighton & Pittsford shown on the maps are NOT any safer now than in 2017, they are even WORSE as people start to note things like small leaks & animal burrows.

This will all be addressed as part of the "new" Erie Canal Embankment Rehabilitation Program... coming to a Dam near you in 2019

The ECNA has spoken with and heard from the Dam Construction Crews, the Engineering Consultants, the Quality Control Dam Inspectors… all these people hired by the Canal Corporation are saying the SAME thing now…There is no “end” to the Erie Canal Embankment project or work.

All Canal Work Crews are just moving from off-season to in-season activities is what they said to us. They’ll clear embankments when the water is out of the canal, and pull stumps too. When the canal is filled it will be trail restoration work, grass planting and barrier plantings as needed. Cold weather work & warm weather work for the next few years it seems…or so these companies were told.

For those in our area who think these crews are working “past” the Project due dates, the answer is NO… they JUST started the 7 months  of warm weather dam restoration work... wait until Dec for more dam CLEARING of large woody vegetation... otherwise known as "trees".

Welcome to the New & Improved, the Cleaner & Safer, the Greener & Healthier Erie Canal National Heritage Corridor… Enjoy!
« Last Edit: June 11, 2019, 08:15:16 am by Doug K »

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Doug K

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Perinton Residents... go look at your Erie Canal Embankments... if they don't look like this then they are UNSAFE and need Rehabilitation.

This is what it looks like... it's not that big of a change if you look at the area that was cleared.



If you don't like what you see... maybe find another 700 mile bike path to use... this is what the Re-imagine the Canals program is all about