FCRT Trail Closures/Construction
ITC Tower Replacement work may impact the trail periodically. MORE INFO HERE
UPDATE 7/21/16 from ITC: Work to segregate a secondary line from this project was completed this weekend while temperatures were lower and 2 of the 3 remaining foundations are now completed. The last of the conductor, except the lines to the station from the last structure, has been removed. Due to the high heat the crews are under conservative safety protocols now and will not be able to complete the removal of drops to the Hamlin station as planned. The new date for this work is now on Monday, July 25 if the weather permits. The line construction 79% complete.
Rochester is improving a sewer right next to the trail, and during the construction, trail users will have to follow a detour. FULL PRESS RELEASE HERE
Work is underway on the installation of a new 21 inch diameter sewer interceptor line in the City of Rochester. This major infrastructure improvement project will necessitate the temporary closure and approximate one-half mile detour of the Clinton River Trail (CRT) between the popular Letica Trailhead and Mill Street. Trail users will be directed to exit the trail and follow a temporary detour path along Second Street.
The City of Rochester is scheduling this project in the winter to minimize its impact on trail users. Although CRT is open year round, winter usage, especially with poor snow conditions, is typically far less than other seasons. The best news for trail users is that the last step of the construction project will be to resurface the trail in that area. The construction project is expected to be completed and the detour removed sometime in April.
Questions regarding the progress of construction should be directed to the City of Rochester Department of Public Works at 248.651.5165. Friends of the Clinton River Trail (FCRT) is providing this information as a service to trail users and will attempt to maintain updated trail conditions reports on its website. FCRT is not directly involved in the project.