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Work slated to fix sinkhole in Erie Canal

Posted 4/16/22

LITTLE FALLS — The New York State Canal Corporation on Friday announced a concrete grouting project to stabilize the structural integrity of the Erie Canal in the city of Little Falls. The work …

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Work slated to fix sinkhole in Erie Canal

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LITTLE FALLS — The New York State Canal Corporation on Friday announced a concrete grouting project to stabilize the structural integrity of the Erie Canal in the city of Little Falls. The work will begin next week, state officials said.

The Canal Corporation and its contractor will pump concrete into the floor of the canal between Lock E-17 and the guard gate to fill a sinkhole and mitigate water that is seeping from the canal into the Mohawk River.

A 1.5-mile segment of the Erie Canalway Trail, which is part of the statewide Empire State Trail and is already detoured for ongoing trail maintenance, will remain closed until June, according to the announcement by state Canal Corporation officials.

Trail users should continue to follow the signed on-road detour route through the city of Little Falls, the Canal Corporation announcement added.

Throughout the duration of the project, residents are likely to notice contractors, wearing hard hats and high-visibility vests, as well as concrete trucks and heavy equipment operating at and near the construction site, officials said.

It is anticipated that the stabilization work will be completed in May ahead of the canal’s opening on Friday, May 20, the announcement added.

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