Project Completes Upgrades on 21-Mile Trail from Niskayuna to Rotterdam Junction
The Schenectady County Legislature has approved funding to pave 1.65 miles of the Empire State Trail in Rotterdam Junction. The section to be paved starts 300 feet west of Mabie Lane and continues along the trail to Leggiero Lane. The total project cost is $190,000 with $180,500 coming from federal and state highway funds and $9,500 in County matching dollars.
The paving work to be completed later this summer will be done in sections with notice posted for trail users. Once the paving work is finished, it will mark the completion of upgrades to the entire 21-mile Schenectady County portion of the trail from the Niskayuna/Colonie line to the Montgomery County border.
“The Empire State Trail is a great recreational asset for our families, residents and visitors,” said Anthony Jasenski, Chair of the Schenectady County Legislature. “We’re so excited these upgrades to the Rotterdam Junction section of the trail will be finished this summer, with every effort made to minimize trail disruptions. This final project signifies the complete upgrade of the entire 21-mile trail that resides within the County.”
Schenectady County maintains the Rotterdam section of the trail. The State recently completed an $8 million project in Rotterdam Junction that corrected several major gaps in the trail, improving safety and accessibility. The County Legislature agreed to maintain improvements to the trail as a condition for receiving the $8 million upgrade.