Flight of Five

Erie Canal locks restoration gets $1.2M funding stream

Jan 2, 2019
Bergmann Associates

Two of Lockport’s original Erie Canal locks are getting a $1.2 million facelift.

W. Roberts, from Marco Paul's Voyages & Travels, Erie Canal by Jacob Abbott, 1852

New York State is planning to commemorate this year's 200th anniversary of the groundbreaking for the Erie Canal with a series of major events along the waterway.

Chris Caya, wbfo

The state is helping the City of Lockport complete another step in its Locks District Redevelopment Plan. The Western New York Regional Economic Development Council has awarded an extra $615,000 for the "Flight of Five" restoration project.

Chris Caya/WBFO News

The decade-long push in Lockport to restore the Flight of Five Locks has finally paid off. State and local elected leaders launched Phase One of the project Wednesday morning.