Author Topic: Northern Tier#10 map 132 Erie Canal Trailway construction Apr-Dec/2016  (Read 5278 times)

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Offline canalligators

The trail is closed for three miles west of Macedon, NY.  The closure is between Wayneport Rd. and NY 350.  This closure is due to bridge replacement and trail improvements at Canandaigua Rd.  This project is scheduled to be completed at the end of 2016.

I've inquired of DOT as to how long the closure will be in effect, and whether a detour will be posted.  I'll update here when they respond.

The bridge construction also changes access to a commercial campground, Twilight on the Erie RV Resort.  The resort may still be accessed by detouring on the south side of the canal using NY 31.  Detouring to the north using Quaker Rd. will not give you access to this campground.  This facility has tent camping and two cabins, and RV parking if you're sagged.

Free camping at the hiker/biker site, at Lock 30 in Macedon, should still be available.
« Last Edit: May 13, 2016, 04:27:54 pm by CMajernik »

Offline canalligators

I never did hear back from DOT about dates or detour.  I'll just recommend that you detour:

- At Lock 30, go across the lock gate and take the local street past the fire hall, cross a small waterway, bear left on Erie St., continue to Main St. which is NY 31 aka NY Bike 5.
- Turn right/west, go 3.2 miles to Wayneport Rd.
- Turn right/north, go 1.4 miles to the canal trail. 
- Turn left/west to continue on route

- At Wayneport Rd., leave the canal trail.  Turn right/south.
- Go 1.4 miles to NY 31 aka NY Bike 5.  Go 3.2 miles to Erie St. North
- Turn left/north, keep right on Railroad St. (may not be marked).  Pass the fire hall.
- Cross the lock gate at Lock 30.  Turn right/east on the canal trail to continue on the route.

Offline ksc

Here is a map link for detour

Offline canalligators

Re: Northern Tier#10 map 132 Erie Canal Trailway construction Apr-Dec/2016
« Reply #3 on: October 17, 2016, 12:51:05 pm »
The construction is completed.  The new bridge opened last week.