Business First 1/24/14
A New York state grant should help the build a three-mile, recreational trail in Salamanca.
The awarded a $482,206 grant, from its Transportation Enhancement Program, to the Seneca Nation. The Seneca’s will use the funds to underwrite the cost of turning an abandoned railway corridor, called in local circles as the Pennsy Trail, in the recreational path.
The pedestrian trail will link the Seneca Nation’s Allegany Territory and Salamanca’s West End District. The city of Salamanca is located within the boundaries of the Seneca’s Allegany Territory. The trail will be widened and paved with the state grant.
In addition, he grant will also fund safety updates such as installing lighting, bollards, signage, and emergency call boxes, as well as positioning benches, cultural signage and developing native plant landscapes. The project will be headed up by the Seneca Nation in coordination with the city of Salamanca.
“The Pennsy Trail is close to the hearts of many individuals who live in and around this community,” said Seneca Nation President
The Pennsy Trail was once a part of the Western New York and Penn…