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New surface of crushed limestone dust put on towpath

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 24 June 2019 at 3:23 pm

Photos by Tom Rivers

ALBION – Nichols, Long and Moore Construction in Tonawanda puts a new layer of crushed limestone dust on the Erie Canal towpath near Allen’s Bridge Road in Albion today.

The company uses a roller to harden the towpath after the limestone dust was put down. The company was hired for the job after the towpath was beat up from construction equipment as part of the tree removal and embankment maintenance project.

The Canal Corp. had a new layer removed in parts of Albion and Medina when the material wasn’t compacting very well. The new limestone dust is a finer material.

The Canal Corp. and the contractors are working to have the new surface for the towpath ready by July 1. Next month there are two big cycling events that will be passing through on the towpath.

The new surface covers most of the towpath from Medina to Spencerport.

Nichols, Long and Moore Construction is using a paving machine to put down the limestone dust.

A State Canal Corp. employee asked people to please observe the signs that say the trail is closed in some sections so contractors can get their work done.

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