In 2013, the City submitted and was awarded funding from the NYS DOT Transportation Enhancement Program (TEP) for a 3.1 mile segment of the ORT. In 2014, the City applied for the NYS DOT Transportation Alternative Program (TAP) for a second phase of the ORT, a 0.8 mile segment through City Center. Combined, these two DOT funded segments of the ORT are bringing over $1.6 Million in new investment to the City of Oneida. Construction on the 3.9 miles of trail will begin Summer 2017.
Part of the process is to receive public input on the design of this 3.9 mile segment. We value your input! The most recent design plans can be found here:
Through funding awarded to the City by the New York State Department of Transportation, The City of Oneida selected C&S Companies as the consultant to assist with the design, ROW acquisition, and environmental review process for a 3.9 mile segment of the Oneida Rail Trail.
The NYS DOT Transportation Enhancement Program (TEP) funded segment is 3.1 miles and extends from the Old Erie Canal State Historic Park and Erie Canalway Trail through Wampsville along the former West Shore and NY Central railbed to N. Willow Street. Proposed improvements to this section include enhancing the trail surface with stone dust, extending the sidewalk along N. Court Street to link to the Erie Canalway Trail, and the redecking of the historic rail bridge over Cowaselon Creek.
The NYS DOT Transportation Alternative Program (TAP) funded segment is a 0.8 mile segment that picks up at N. Willow Street continuing along the NY Central Railbed and traverses into the heart of Oneida City Center ending at N. Lake Street. This highly visible section of the ORT has proposed improvements that integrate complete street design concepts. Design features include a protected bike lane with bump outs, a new pedestrian plaza along Clinch Park as well as trail kiosks and new curbing and sidewalk.
A public input meeting was held at the Kallet on June 30, 2015 from 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm. Handouts and map displays available for the public to comment on the proposed improvements to this 3.9 mile segment of the ORT.