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NYPA Fishing Pierís Lower Level Parking Area Closed Temporarily

Lou Paonessa

August 6, 2009


LEWISTONóThe lower level parking area for the fishing pier at the base of the New York Power Authorityís Robert Moses Niagara Power Plant will be closed to all vehicles on Monday, August 10.

Workers will be putting the finishing touches on an expansion project that has added spaces for 10 more cars at the lower level parking area. Previously, the site only had room for four vehicles with handicapped-access permits.

Anglers will still be able to access the popular fishing pier, which will remain open on Monday while the expansion project is completed, from NYPAís upper level parking lot.

The fishing pier parking lot expansion is one of a series of recreational improvements NYPA has agreed to make as part of the relicensing of its Niagara Power Project. Work to expand parking and improve access to fishing spots at Lewiston Reservoir and near NYPAís water intakes along the Upper Niagara River is being done this summer as well.

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