Niagara Gazette

July 18, 2013

Empire State grants $1.5M for final design work for south section of Robert Moses

Staff reports
Niagara Gazette

Niagara Gazette — Funds from the state of New York will help in the reconfiguration of a 1-mile stretch of the Robert Moses Parkway leading to Niagara Falls State Park. 

During a meeting in New York City on Thursday, the board of directors for the Empire State Development Corp. approved a $1.5 million grant that will be used by the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation to advance final design work on a plan to replace a portion of the southern section of parkway with a more pedestrian-friendly, park road. 

The goal of the project, which has been supported locally by several elected officials, including U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer, D-New York, is to better connect the downtown area to the upper Niagara River. 

Members of the Empire State Development board approved $26.2 million in funding for a series of projects that state officials said will create nearly 150 jobs and retain more than 1,000 more across New York.

“Across the state, businesses are busy growing and creating new jobs for New Yorkers, and great new initiatives are taking off because of the actions taken by the board today,” said Empire State Development President, CEO & Commissioner Kenneth Adams. “By making strategic investments in high growth industries and partnering with renowned academic institutions to advance our workforce, we are building a strong foundation for our economic future.”

Big red number $1.5M Amount of grant to advance design work of roadway