from the Town of Gardiner's listserve

Informational meeting for the Mohonk Preserve Historic Carriage Road Restoration Project

The Town of Gardiner Town Board Meeting on Tuesday, February 6, 2007 will include an informational meeting for the Mohonk Preserve Historic Carriage Road Restoration Project, to include presentation of the project, and an opportunity for public comment.

The Mohonk Preserve Historic Carriage Road Restoration Project was initiated in July, 1999, being the first major restoration of this historic carriage road network in the systems 135 year history. The Initial Project Proposal (IPP) was approved by the NYSDOT Region 8 Director and the project was added to the New York State Transportation Improvement Program (STIP) as a rehabilitation project, PIN: #8758.50.

The project involves the resurfacing of 8.6 miles of existing carriage road, and the restoration of two stream crossings and one bridge on the existing abutments. The carriage roads included in this project are addressStreetTrapps Carriage Road, addressStreetUndercliff Road, addressStreetOvercliff Road and, addressStreetLaurel Ledge Road. PlaceNameTrapps PlaceTypeBridge, BIN 2025470, carries addressStreetTrapps Carriage Road over placeStateNew York State Route 44/55. The stream crossings carry addressStreetTrapps Carriage Road over the Coxing Kill, and the Good Fountain Brook.

The project will be limited to historic carriage roads and bridges located on nature preserve lands owned by the Mohonk Preserve, located in the Towns of Gardiner and CityRochester, country-regionUlster County, StateplaceNew York. The project sponsor is the town of placeCityGardiner. The project is being progressed as a Class II, programmatic categorical exclusion under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and a Type II project under the State Environmental Quality Review Act (SEQRA). The New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT) will grant final design approval. The project will be federally and privately funded, and is scheduled to be let in the summer of 2007.

The informational meeting will provide an opportunity for the public to understand, and comment on the focus and scope of the project.