Section of Robert Moses Pkwy to be removed

Posted at 8:20 AM, Mar 23, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-24 13:42:01-04

New York state will remove a two-mile stretch of road north of Niagara Falls to expand green space and access to the waterfront.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Tuesday that the $42 million project will be funded by the New York Power Authority, which owns most of the land where the underused section of the Robert Moses Parkway will be removed.

The road will be replaced with open space, scenic overlooks and recreational trails and link the Niagara River Gorge and Niagara Falls.

While in Niagara Falls, Cuomo also launched a new competition that will give New Yorkers the opportunity to rename the Robert Moses Parkway. The state wants something that reflects the history and natural environment.