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River Wall work to complete “gateway” to downtown

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west river wallPlanning soon could begin to provide a “uniform waterfront gateway to downtown,” while improving flood protection and access to the Genesee River.The project is also more mundanely known as the West River Wall infrastructure improvement project.

The project aims to reconstruct a crumbling, 6,400-foot-long flood control wall, stretching southward from Corn Hill Landing and currently shrouded much of the way by overgrown vegetation.

Mayor Lovely Warren is seeking City Council approval to hire Bergmann Associates for $1.5 million to handle design services beginning this fall. Construction on the first segment, roughly 2,400 feet between Corn Hill and Ford Street, could begin in winter 2018. Council members are expected to vote on the matter when they meet Tuesday.

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