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Greenway Trail Expansion in Full Swing, Causing Some Questions

At least one resident is not happy with the trail's progress.

A wider-than-anticipated swath of forest has been cleared as the expansion of the Greenway Trail has gotten underway and has caused some friction over that development, according to a report published Thursday in The Village Times Herald.

Setauket resident Doranne Metz and Friends of the Greenway chairman Charles McAteer both told The Village Times Herald the trail so far appears to be wider than the initial 13 feet, measuring as wide as 95 feet in one place and as wide as 42 feet in others.

A state Department of Transportation spokeswoman said the department is aware of the width issue, saying that shoulders and gutters will put the final width of the trail at 21 feet and it may fluctuate more depending on what the grade of the land and stormwater runoff mitigation might require.

Click here to read the full story from The Village Times Herald.

Paul Packer September 09, 2012 at 03:18 PM
It's disappointing that they're cutting down so many more trees than expected to make a 'green trail'.
Had Enuf! September 10, 2012 at 09:21 AM
Our tax dollars hard at work! be sure to reward the politicians who "secured" the funding for this debacle with a one way ticket to retirement. They cleared paradise and put in a bicycle trail......that would make a cool song
Earl September 12, 2012 at 04:16 PM
Another complete waster of time and money. All those funds could be better spent on a million different things.

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