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New York Power Authority reopens south access road to its fishing pier

LEWISTON – The newly reconstructed south access road to the free fishing pier at the base of the Robert Moses Niagara Power Project Plant will reopen on Saturday . The shoreline stairway will also open to the public for seasonal use.

As a result of the roadwork, the free shuttle service the New York Power Authority provided to and from the pier from the Niagara Power Vista C parking lot will end at 5 p.m. on Friday. During reconstruction the south access road had been closed to vehicle and pedestrian traffic.

The redesigned and newly paved road is expected to offer safer access to the fishing pier for both vehicles and pedestrians. A new riverside walkway with a protective guard rail was also installed.

Pier parking is available at both the top of the Niagara Gorge and at the bottom of the hill near the fishing pier. Parking includes handicapped-accessible spaces.

The New York Power Authority fishing pier at the Robert Moses Plant, near the Upper Mountain Fire Company at the Lewiston Reservoir, and at the Niagara River Intakes will remain open from dawn to dusk and are freee to use while weather permits.

The piers will close for the season on December 1 or if there is snow or ice accumulations, whichever comes first.