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Home > Leadership > Mayor > Archived Press Releases > 2015 Archives > August 2015 > Mayor Brown Marks Start of Paving Project in On of Buffalo's Historic Neigh

Mayor Brown Marks Start of Paving Project in On of Buffalo's Historic Neighborhoods



New roadway, new sidewalks compliment work being done at Kleinhans Music Hall for its upcoming 75th anniversary year celebration

Mayor Brown marks start of Richmond Avenue PavingBuffalo – Mayor Byron Brown, joined by Niagara District Council Member David Rivera, State Senator Timothy Kennedy, State Senator Marc Panepinto and State Assembly Member Sean Ryan, today kicked off a major paving project along Richmond Avenue – located in one of Buffalo’s great historic neighborhoods.  The $262,500 infrastructure project compliments work being done at Kleinhans Music Hall for its upcoming 75th anniversary celebration.

“Thanks to my partners in government who helped secure funds for this project, we’ve begun the $262,5000 makeover of this historic corridor that leads to one of Buffalo’s great cultural attractions, Kleinhans Music Hall,” said Mayor Brown.  “The work involves paving along Richmond Avenue, from West Ferry Street to Symphony Circle, continuing my administration’s strong commitment to infrastructure improvements citywide.” 

The majority of the project is funded through the Consolidated Local Street and Highway Improvement Program (CHIPS), as well as city funds. The project should be completed by Fall 2015.

"By investing in our city's foundational infrastructure, we're creating a better pathway for Western New Yorkers to visit places such as Kleinhans Music Hall, and encouraging them to truly explore our city's assets," said Senator Tim Kennedy. "As this paving project moves forward with CHIPS funding, I'm proud to see New York State continuing to support our vision of creating a New Buffalo."
Assemblyman Ryan said "I thank Mayor Brown for prioritizing and providing funding for this important project, and the state for allocating CHIPs funding to make the upgrades to Richmond Avenue a reality. The improved streetscape will be a welcome change for residents of the City of Buffalo and visitors alike."
Niagara District Council Member Rivera stated, "I would like to thank the Mayor Brown and Commissioner Stepniak for their commitment to improving the streetscape of Richmond Avenue. My community development strategy over the past 7 years has been a block-by-block approach through focused improvements in strategic areas. The upgrading of the street lights and repaving of the road surface on Richmond continues that focused, strategic investment."

The infrastructure project complements the over $4 million in improvement projects completed over the past five years at Kleinhans Music Hall which is entering its 75th anniversary this fall.