Erie Canal lock repair project starts this week

12/10/2008 | Daily Gazette (Schenectady, N.Y.)

Blasting began this week on the Erie Canal's Lock 6 as part of a $14.9 million project to rebuild the canal's walls, officials said. The New York State Canal Corp. is also installing a coffer dam to isolate the water as the work is completed. Other locks need repair, but officials said the Canal Corp. can only rehabilitate two locks per year.

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