DEC will inspect rail-trail corridor

RAY BROOK — Staff from the state Department of Environmental Conservation, along with consultants and engineers, will inspect the corridor of the proposed Adirondack Rail Trail between Tupper Lake and Lake Placid over the next few weeks.

The DEC wrote in a press release the work would begin today and continue for several weeks. DEC staff and other consultants will be “assessing, investigating, and surveying infrastructure, natural areas and other places in the corridor to prepare for permitting, designing and constructing the multi-use trail.”

The release says that adjacent homeowners will be given more information in letters mailed in the coming weeks.

The trail, when constructed, will stretch 34 miles and connect the three Tri-Lakes villages. However, construction of the trail is currently held up by a lawsuit in state Supreme Court.