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Schenectady/Amsterdam Roadmeet - August 6, 2022

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vdeane:
The meet will be August 6 at noon at Jumpin' Jack's Drive-In.  After lunch and dropping off the cars at a nearby park and ride, the tour will feature the construction on NY 5 in Amsterdam to make the current westbound lanes two-way, which will facilitate the removal of the current eastbound lanes, which will be used for downtown revitalization. Other highlights of the tour will include an an old sign (if it's still around) and a roundabout in Schenectady, the I-890 pavement rehabilitation, an old arch bridge at Rotterdam Kiwanis Park, lock 9 at the NY 103 bridge over the Erie Canal/Mohawk River (including a clinch of NY 103), the Mohawk Gateway pedestrian bridge in Amsterdam, the NY 30 "freeway", a stop at Karen's Produce and Ice Cream near the bridges over Schoharie Creek, the Schoharie Aqueduct, and some old cast iron signs in Tribes Hill.

Facebook event: https://fb.me/e/56tIWroso

Article with more info on the NY 5 construction: https://www.recordernews.com/news/local-news/194249

dgolub:
Definitely interested.  I haven't been to Schenectady in years, and as the brother of a Union College alumna, this will no doubt bring back lots of memories.

Laura:
Also really interested in this meet!

Jim:
I've never been to a road meet but likely would join this one, given that I live right in the middle of all of the planned stops - except, I'll be in Yellowstone NP that day.

It looks like a great plan.  You can't go wrong with Jumpin' Jacks or Karen's.  Though I'll put the ice cream at Cappie's in Amsterdam above both.  I'd recommend stopping at any of the Barge Canal (Mohawk River) locks for those who haven't seen the adjustable dams.  If you stop at Lock 11 as an example of this, you could also see the yet-to-be repaired damage to the Guy Park Manor from the flooding following Tropical Storm Irene.

Alps:

--- Quote from: Jim on May 11, 2022, 11:06:12 AM ---I've never been to a road meet but likely would join this one, given that I live right in the middle of all of the planned stops - except, I'll be in Yellowstone NP that day.

It looks like a great plan.  You can't go wrong with Jumpin' Jacks or Karen's.  Though I'll put the ice cream at Cappie's in Amsterdam above both.  I'd recommend stopping at any of the Barge Canal (Mohawk River) locks for those who haven't seen the adjustable dams.  If you stop at Lock 11 as an example of this, you could also see the yet-to-be repaired damage to the Guy Park Manor from the flooding following Tropical Storm Irene.

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I would love to finally meet you... change your schedule :D

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