Work Underway For Clayton's New RiverwalkPosted: Updated:
Wednesday marked the second day of construction for a new riverwalk in the village of Clayton. Workers spent the day drilling holes into the St. Lawrence River's bedrock to install new pipes, which will later be paved over with concrete.
The new sidewalks will soon offer better access to the waterfront.
"The public's got a safe environment to come out and look at the river. It'll just enhance and beautify the area and make it safer," said Ken Lanning, chief engineer.
Lanning says the $1.2 million project was supposed to start in the spring, but water levels stopped that from happening.
"We had to wait. We originally were gonna start in April and we finally got the water level we can deal with," he said.
Mayor Norma Zimmer says the riverwalk project was a long time coming and because of the high water levels this summer, it'll take about 5 months to complete.
"It's been a dream for a long time and now we've been able to do it through funding in three different phases," she said.
The construction team plans to continue to work into December and resume the project next spring - Mother Nature willing.