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Tonawanda Shoreline Improvements Unveiled

By Allison Ogorek

Tonawanda, NY – Although conditions were slightly soggy, a ribbon cutting ceremony was held Monday marking the completion of the Niagara River Shoreline Protection Project in the City of Tonawanda.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers partnered with the city to complete the $2.4 million project. It's designed to protect the shoreline from further erosion, while also enhancing river viewing and improving pedestrian safety.

City of Tonawanda Mayor Jack Gallagher says that a lot has changed from just a year ago.

"This is a wonderful project. You're going to see people fishing from the pier. You're going to see a concrete walkway, new fencing and new landscaping," Gallagher said. "It's something that we can all be proud of."

Construction on the project began last September.