(13WHAM) Fairport N.Y.-The Village of Fairport is celebrating the completion of two major projects along the canal.

A new pedestrian promenade and break wall are now in place along the south bank between the lift bridge and Parker Street Bridge.

The project was funded partially through money from the Finger Lakes Regional Economic Council

.The idea behind the funding is to expand waterfront access for local residents, and to strengthen canal-related tourism.