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Posted on: April 14, 2022

[ARCHIVED] Press Release on Downtown Greenbelt Connector Trail



April 14, 2022

Saratoga Springs, NY – Mayor Ron Kim is pleased to announce the start of construction of the

downtown portion of the Saratoga Greenbelt Trail (SGT). This important project will provide a

crucial connection between downtown Saratoga Springs and Wilton, helping to cement

Saratoga Springs’ status as a premier recreation and tourism destination. Construction will

begin this month, with a groundbreaking on Friday, April 15 at 11:00am in front of the High

Rock Pavilions, and will be completed by the fall. The portion of the trail in front of High Rock

Park will be completed by the end of the May in an effort to cause the least disruption to the

public's use of the park.

“We are thrilled to announce the addition of more bike paths in our city," said Mayor Kim. "The

city, and in particular Tina Carton, Admin of Parks, Open Lands, Historic Preservation, and

Sustainability, has worked hard over the past few years to make this happen. It is a testament

to this hard work that this project has the enthusiastic support of so many in our community,

including Sustainable Saratoga, Bikeatoga, and the Saratoga Farmers' Market. Getting this trail

done on an expedited schedule and with minimal disruption to the neighborhood, including our

Farmers' Market, has been a priority of my office."

The 10-foot-wide shared-use ADA-accessible paved path along High Rock and Excelsior Avenue

will extend from the intersection of Lake and High Rock Avenues to the existing Exit 15 trail end

on Excelsior Avenue. The project will also construct missing segments of sidewalk on the south

side of the streets to create a continuous sidewalk network. In addition, the city will be

replacing forty-nine trees with sixty-two healthy trees better suited for the local environment.

Parking on High Rock Avenue will be restricted during construction.

Construction of this project is supported by grant funding from the New York State Department

of Transportation, the Department of Environmental Conservation Climate Smart Communities

Environmental Protection Fund.

For additional information, please visit

Greenbelt-Trail or contact the City of Saratoga Springs Planning Department at 518-578-3550

ext. 2534.

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