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Greenway panel OKs funds for Lewiston trail, Youngstown sidewalk

WHEATFIELD - Niagara River Greenway funding was approved Tuesday for a trail in Lewiston and a sidewalk in Youngstown, both located near the river.

The Host Communities Standing Committee, which controls the Greenway purse strings in Niagara County, approved $100,000 for a 400-foot sidewalk along the steep embankment of Water Street in Youngstown. The sidewalk and guardrail will lead from Main Street to the village's waterfront park, which is now a hazardous trip up and down the hill for those on foot, Deputy Mayor Timothy R. Lockhart said. The village will contribute $31,000 to the project, expected to begin late this summer.

The Mohawk Trail in the Village of Lewiston, a 2,000-foot path connecting two existing trails, was approved for almost $14,000 in Greenway funding. The state Department of Transportation, which will construct the trail next year along Ninth Street between Seneca and Mohawk streets, will pay the remaining $82,000 of the project's cost.

Also Tuesday, the committee approved $90,000 for the Town of Cambria to complete a restroom building in its town park. Supervisor Wright H. Ellis said the building is 90 percent complete. The town previously received $80,000 in Greenway funds toward the $554,000 project, with the town covering the balance.

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