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Home > Leadership > Mayor > Archived Press Releases > 2015 Archives > May 2015 > Kenmore Avenue Final Phase

Kenmore Avenue Final Phase

MAYOR BROWN, CONGRESSMAN HIGGINS LAUNCH FINAL PHASE OF COLLABORATIVE KENMORE AVENUE REDEVELOPMENT PROJECT


$7.26 million in roadwork improvements along Kenmore Avenue are part of an ongoing collaboration with other partners in government


 
May 12, 2015 – The ongoing collaboration to resurface and improve Kenmore Avenue enters its final phase.  Today, Mayor Byron W. Brown, Congressman Brian Higgins and other partners in government announced the official start of the final phase of construction along Kenmore Avenue.  Today, city crews began the mill and overlay work on Kenmore Avenue between Fairfield and Main Street, a distance of .94-miles. The two-year project will rehabilitate the road surface and improve visibility and safety. The federally funded project will cost $7.56 million, and of this, the state will contribute $1.09 million and the city and county will split a $365,000 contribution to this final phase.  The Buffalo Sewer Authority will kick in $300,000.

“Investing in our roadways is one of the fastest, most effective ways to boost our local economy and this project is another great example of the collaborations that are underway in Buffalo with a focus on getting things done and making our streets even stronger,” said Mayor Brown, noting that since 2006, the city’s invested $154 million in infrastructure improvements.  “Kenmore Avenue is a busy roadway that services 16,000 vehicles daily and I thank our partners, including Congressman Higgins, for teaming up on a project that is already benefiting the motoring public in Buffalo and Erie County.”

“Across Western New York we’ve seen how infrastructure investments can breathe new life into neighborhoods and business districts,” said Congressman Higgins. “This project includes more than $5.8 million in federal funding for a critical corridor linking Buffalo and Tonawanda as well as significant funding from City, County and State partners representing a true collaborative effort to reinvest in our community.”

Erie County Legislator Peter Savage said, "I am very pleased that the multi-million dollar Kenmore Avenue reconstruction project is underway.  Since taking office, ensuring that this project was fully-funded and on schedule has been one of my top priorities, and I am proud to have worked with our partners at the County, City, and Federal levels of government to make this transformational project for Buffalo and Tonawanda a reality."

In 2014, the city completed $500,000 in work along Kenmore Avenue, from Colvin to Elmwood, a span that covered (1.01 miles), as well as spot pavement rehabilitation on the section between Elmwood and Military. In fall 2013, the county completed $557,000 in mill and overlay work on Kenmore Avenue, between Fairfield and Colvin, a span that covered 1.11 miles.