Updated: Aug 15
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) will host a public meeting on Aug. 23, to provide updates on project progress and future planning, address community concerns, and answer questions. Public and stakeholder participation is vital to the success of the rail trail project and will help inform future public communication needs.
The public meeting will be held Wednesday, Aug. 23, from 5:30 - 7:00 p.m., in the Adirondack Park Agency (APA) Boardroom, 1133 NYS Route 86, Ray Brook. DEC Project Manager Keith Carrow will provide updates on project status, insight into future planning for signage and interpretation, and answer questions related to the project.
Phase one of the Adirondack Rail Trail is under construction by Kubricky Construction and is scheduled to be completed this year. Phase two construction is underway by Rifenburg Construction and includes the portion of the trail between Saranac Lake and Floodwood Road in Santa Clara. DEC urges the public to refrain from using any portion of the trail while it is closed for construction.
Lake Placid to Saranac Lake: CLOSED for public use. Use of the corridor is prohibited for the duration of the summer and fall until Phase 1 is complete. Visitors are advised to respect posted signage and barricades.
Saranac Lake to Floodwood Road, Town of Santa Clara: CLOSED for public use. Use of the corridor is prohibited for the duration of the construction contract. Visitors are advised to respect posted signage and barricades.
Tupper Lake: Interim recreation is allowed at users' own risk on this unimproved section of the corridor. Public use may be limited or restricted in sections due to hazardous conditions or active construction or maintenance. ATV use is prohibited. Visitors should be mindful of posted signage and barricades.
Saranac Lake Depot: Work has started on the parking lot at the Saranac Lake Depot.