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Dutchess rail trail – stage 5 connector Jul – Aug – Sept

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28. September 2013
Author:
Kevin

[fgallery id=14 w=710 h=532 bg=ffffff t=0 title=”DRT stage5 Jul-Aug-Sept”] Tuesday 07-16-13 Paving complete for this new section of the RT,from Morgan Lk. to the Walkway Saturday 08-03-13 I,as everyone else,was able to easily ride (or walk) around the construction barrels at the east end of the Walkway.The new kiosk for stage 5 of the Dutchess […]

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Walkway elevator construction

Posted on:
7. August 2013
Author:
Kevin

  On July 9th I was on the city of Poughkeepsie MAIN STREET route bus which goes under the Walkway at one point and stops at the transportation center (RR station).Whenever I have taken this bus recently, I always look west along the Walkway bridge to see if the elevator tower has been erected.I could see that […]

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Dutchess rail trail phase 4b (stage 5 connector) construction

Posted on:
16. July 2013
Author:
Kevin

06-17-13 [fgallery id=12 w=710 h=532 bg=ffffff t=0 title=”Dutchess Rail Trail phase 4b (stage 5 connector) construction”]   After taking some photos from above of the elevator and Upper Landing park construction,I took advantage of my location on the Walkway east end to check on the progress of the connector trail.At the east end of the Walkway […]

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Walkway elevator – Upper Landing Park construction

Posted on:
28. June 2013
Author:
Kevin

06-17-13 [fgallery id=9 w=710 h=532 bg=ffffff t=0 title=”WOTH elevator 061713″]   It had been 3 weeks since I was out on the Walkway to check on,and document, the elevator construction progress in May. There did not seem to be much progress then. (see previous post) On this visit,I could see there was an asortment of equipment in […]

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Dutchess Rail Trail phase 4a construction

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12. June 2013
Author:
Kevin

06-04-13 updated phase4a construction map [fgallery id=8 w=710 h=532 bg=ffffff t=0 title=”DRT phase4a con o6-o4-13″]   It had been 2 months since my first visit to the Dutchess RT phase 4 construction area behind the Page Lumber on Old Manchester Rd. in Poughkeepsie.There has been much progress toward the primary goal of this construction project,the […]

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Walkway elevator – Upper Landing Park construction

Posted on:
8. June 2013
Author:
Kevin

05-22-13   When I was at the Walkway for the ceremony honoring Fred Schaeffer as the Rails To Trails Doppelt Family 2013 RT champion,Sat. 5-18,I had taken an updated 2013 brochure-Walkway LOOP map,and a membership card.On it was an artist’s conception of the Walkway elevator.The caption under the graphic read: “a park of the future with […]

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Walkway – 2013 RT champion ceremony

Posted on:
5. June 2013
Author:
Kevin

Fred Schaeffer Rails to Trails Conservancy Doppelt Family 2013 Rail-Trail Champion [fgallery id=4 w=710 h=532 bg=ffffff t=0 title=”2013 RT champ”]   During the period 1993 to 2004,the Dutchess rail trail and the Walkway seemed to fade into a wishful dream by a small handful of visonaries.Unknown to the public at this time,a rift in the […]

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Dutchess Rail Trail – phase 4b construction

Posted on:
8. May 2013
Author:
Kevin

  [fgallery id=3 w=710 h=532 bg=ffffff t=0 title=”DRT phase4b MLTH”]   On Monday,I had seen from the NORTHSIDE City Bus,there had been been more clearing in the Morgan Lake trailhead area.I would return to the trailhead on Tuesday to see up close the extent,and progress of the connector link trail construction,what I refer to as […]

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Walkway elevator – Upper Landing Park construction

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16. April 2013
Author:
Kevin

[fgallery id=2 w=710 h=532 bg=ffffff t=0 title=”ULP WOTH-elevator 04-16-13″]   After checking on the connector link trail construction progress,at the very east end of the Walkway last week (see previous post),I walked down to Water St. to check on the Upper Landing Park-Walkway elevator construction progress.There are now work boots-on-the-ground and construction is well underway.I could see,from […]

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Dutchess Rail Trail – phase 4 construction

Posted on:
16. April 2013
Author:
Kevin

This final phase of the rail trail encompasses more than just the new 900 foot 5 span bridge over SR 55,as I found out when I was at Old Manchester Rd.,behind Page Lumber,recently.Near the above location,just 500 feet away,work on the new LaGrange trailhead was underway.The following week I was on a City of Poughkeepsie […]

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