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Details on Robert Moses Parkway changes to be unveiled

NIAGARA FALLS – Further details on plans to remove a section of the Robert Moses Parkway – aimed at opening up two miles along the Niagara Gorge – will be unveiled at a public information meeting later this month.

Officials from a variety of state agencies will unveil the “currently preferred design” for the project, which would remove the parkway between Main Street and Findlay Drive and replace it with greenspaces, trails and scenic overlooks.

The session will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. Sept. 15 in the Conference & Events Center Niagara Falls, 101 Old Falls St. The format will be that of an open house, with staff from various agencies available for questions. A formal presentation will be held at 6 p.m.

In February, officials unveiled a variety of concepts for the project, and are currently moving through the environmental review process. A public hearing will be held once the draft environmental assessment is completed. Officials are hoping to get design approval from the Federal Highway Administration, which would finalize the project plans, in the first quarter of next year.