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Buffalo Fall Roadway Projects Kick into High Gear
BUFFALO FALL ROADWAY PROJECTS KICK INTO HIGH GEAR
BUFFALO FALL ROADWAY PROJECTS KICK INTO HIGH GEAR THIS WEEK
Mayor Brown highlights several major infrastructure paving projects
Buffalo – Mayor Byron Brown, joined by Congressman Brian Higgins, State Assembly Member Michael Kearns, Senator Timothy Kennedy and South District Council Member Christopher Scanlon, today marked the start of paving on Warren Spahn Way in Cazenovia Park, part of a $300,000 infrastructure improvement project. He also announced the start of milling on the Pearl Street Two-Way Conversion project, a $2.5 million project - supported by a $1.5 million city bond and $1.0 million CFA grant from New York State - that is aimed at further improving pedestrian and vehicular access throughout downtown.
“Thanks to a major investment by the city, as well as my partners in government who helped secure funds for these projects, we continue my administration’s strong commitment to infrastructure improvements citywide,” said Mayor Brown.
The $300,000 mill and overlay project along Warren Spahn Way is funded 100% by DASNY funds. Warren Spahn is the South Park High School graduate and the winningest left handed pitcher in Major Baseball League history. More information:
The $2.5 million conversion of Pearl Street began last summer and complements the Main Street work, bringing two-way traffic and bike lanes down as far as Commercial Street and Canalside. It’s all part of the “complete streets” initiative to create a new feel for downtown designed not only for cars but also for bicycles and pedestrians. The scope of the project, funded via a $1.5 million city bond and a $1 million CFA Grant from the state included:
• Conversion from one-way to two-way from Tupper to Lower Terrace
• New traffic signals and signage
• Resurfacing and striping