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Canal Corp. extends public comment period for canal embankment plan (access required)

The public comment period on the Draft Generic Environmental Impact Statement (DGEIS) for the state Canal Corp.’s Earthen Embankment Integrity Program will be extended to October 15, 2021, the organization said Monday. “The Canal Corp. is committed to a public ...

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Canal reimagining gets $300 million in funding including project in Brockport (access required)

The New York Power Authority board of trustees has approved $300 million in funding for the Reimagine the Canals initiative. The program was first announced in fall 2017 at the World Canals Conference in Syracuse as the state celebrated the ...

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Canal lift bridge project, detour begins (access required)

A $16.3 million project will begin Tuesday to rehabilitate two historic Erie Canal lift bridges. The state Department of Transportation and Canal Corp. announced the closure of the Route 259 bridge in Spencerport on July 9. A detour will be ...

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Recreational boating on canal system surges (access required)

Recreational boating traffic on New York’s canal system increased more than 3 percent this year, as officials celebrated 100 years of canals in the Empire State. Marking the waterway’s centennial, state officials waived tolls on the canal system for the ...

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Reimagine the Canals winners announced (access required)

Two vastly different plans to drive economic growth and tourism on the state’s 524-mile canal system will receive funding through the Reimagine the Canals competition. The $1.5 million award recipient was the team of Madison County Planning Department, STREAM Collaborative ...

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DOT prepares for work on two canal bridges (access required)

The state Department of Transportation will change the timeline for rehabilitating the Erie Canal Lift Bridge in Fairport as a result of community concerns. The $13.7 million investment will extend the service life of the canal bridges along Route 250 ...

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Corning’s GlassBarge to visit Fairport in July (access required)

The Fairport Perinton Partnership, a volunteer organization that provides professional services to the community, has joined the Corning Museum of Glass (CMoG) to bring the 2018 GlassBarge tour to the Fairport canal-side at the Packetts Landing terrace this summer. GlassBarge ...

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Future for canal

Apple. Coca-Cola. Levi’s. Chevrolet. Delta Airlines. Subaru. The Erie Canal. “They’re all international, iconic brands,” said Gregory Marshall, Visit Rochester Inc. senior vice president and director of marketing. “You could go anywhere in the world and say any of those ...

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