NF mayor urges neighbors to attend meeting

Posted at 9:06 AM, Jan 27, 2016
and last updated 2016-01-27 16:08:03-05

Plans to replace two pedestrian bridges in Niagara Falls State Park will be discussed Wednesday night.

There are two plans, that will be presented by State Parks officials, that require de-watering a section of the American Falls during construction.

Niagara Falls Mayor Paul Dyster explained, some folks might be concerned about the environmental impact of 'turning off' the Falls. Some others, Dyster said, are concerned about the impact on tourism.

Actual construction of the bridges is still years away but Dyster said it's important neighbors attend Wednesday night's meeting.

"Niagara Falls is sometimes taken for granted," Dyster said. "It has a very strong place in people's emotions. Usually when there's something being proposed that impacts the park at Niagara Falls or the aesthetics of Niagara Falls, a lot of people take interest."

Dyster said the public will be able to comment on the plans. The mayor explained this meeting will "generally inform the public about problem" with the bridges and why crews feel they need to de-water the Falls to fix the issue.

Dyster said officials will identify the best option based on the public's input.




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