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Erie Blvd. progress updates go online

New website unveiled to share project progress and traffic alerts

An artist's rendering of the completed Erie Boulevard Reconstruction Project in downtown Schenectady. This is one of two renderings available on the project's new website, FixErieNow.com.

An artist's rendering of the completed Erie Boulevard Reconstruction Project in downtown Schenectady. This is one of two renderings available on the project's new website, FixErieNow.com.

— Gillen said Erie Boulevard is a “major gateway” to Glenville, along with connecting the General Electric campus to downtown Schenectady. Since 2004, GE has added more than 1,000 jobs in Schenectady County, according to Gillen, and its new battery plant was recently unveiled.

“For visitors to downtown and for commuters, we hope the new website is helpful,” Gillen said. “We want everyone to be able to track the progress in creating a new Erie Boulevard.”

Cleaning up and improving the gateway into the county is an important goal of the project, Gillen said, and may open up economic development opportunities.

The project is on schedule and is expected to be completed by late 2013.

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