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A Small Project with a Big Impact

It’s no secret that 2020 came with its fair share of trials and tribulations. A hard year for all, E.E. Cruz was able to perform work on a rather simple, non-traditional project that will bring joy and escape to the residents of New York.

Just last month, a ribbon cutting ceremony was held to formally open the Maybrook Trailway segment of the Empire State Trail. Located in Dutchess and Putnam counties, the Maybrook Trailway spans 23 miles and makes up just a small piece of the massive Empire State Trail, a 750-mile bike and walking pathway spanning the state of New York.

New York Governor Andrew Como issued a press release shortly following the ribbon cutting event that announced the official opening of the trail.

“Not only does it provide an opportunity to experience the natural beauty and history of New York, but it also gives New Yorkers from every corner of the state a safe outlet for recreation as we continue to grapple with the COVID-19 pandemic,” says Governor Cuomo.

Described by Putnam County officials as “quality construction,” E.E. Cruz’s role in the successful completion of Phase 1 of the Maybrook Trailway included paving of the bikeway trail along the former Metro-North Railroad secondary track of the Maybrook/Beacon rail line.

“I’m especially proud of the fact that we, to date, have had zero safety incidents or lost time,” says Joe Sheehan, PE, E.E. Cruz President. “During a time when people need to get out of the house while still remaining socially distant, this project is more important than ever.”

In addition to no lost time incidents, E.E. Cruz completed this first phase of the project ahead of schedule.

The Empire State Trail is composed of dozens of smaller trailway segments and is the longest state trail in the United States.

For additional details on the ribbon cutting ceremony please visit,

To read the full press release issued by Governor Cuomo please visit,

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