GLENVILLE, N.Y. — The Town of Glenville broke ground yesterday on the reconstruction of the Scotia-Glenville Mohawk-Hudson Bike-Hike Trail that will connect the Empire State Trail to a new 4.4 mile loop that will run on both sides of the Mohawk River from the Western Gateway Bridge to Freemans Bridge, creating the new River Loop Trail.
The Town of Glenville received a $438,000 grant from the New York State Department of State to reconstruct and widen approximately 1.3 miles of degraded multi-use pathway along the north shore of the Mohawk River between the Freemans Bridge in the Town of Glenville and Schonowee Avenue in the Village of Scotia where the trail continues to Collins Park before it loops back to Schenectady via the Western Gateway Bridge.
“This is an incredibly important project for the town and the county as we continue to make investments in a more walkable and pedestrian friendly community,” stated Town Supervisor Chris Koetzle. “This will significantly enhance the quality of life for our residents and visitors by offering more recreational opportunities along the river while connecting our sister communities together.”
Ray Gillen, Metroplex Chair said, “We are pleased to work with the Town of Glenville to complete a 1.3 mile section of a new trail that will link both sides of the Mohawk River. We thank the State for providing this funding to the Town on a competitive basis. The new trail creates a major new waterfront trail that connects Mohawk Harbor, Freedom Park, Collins Park, the Freemans Bridge corridor in the Town of Glenville and the Village of Scotia.”
Creighton Manning Engineering, LLP has been hired by the Town of Glenville to perform engineering services. Carver Construction submitted the low bid to construct the trail. The project will greatly improve access to the riverfront and help to provide a safe alternative mode of transportation by linking the Freemans Bridge corridor with Mohawk Avenue in the Village of Scotia.