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Motorists attending Nik Wallenda event in Niagara Falls are urged to plan ahead

by jmaloni
Wed, Jun 13th 2012 09:00 am

The New York State Department of Transportation is reminding motorists attending the Nik Wallenda event on June 15 in the City of Niagara Falls that they should expect heavy traffic and limited parking in the downtown area.

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Motorists attending the event should allow additional travel time due to increased traffic volumes, and arrive at the event as early as possible to avoid peak travel periods. Due to limited parking facilities, motorists may be required to use on street parking outside the downtown area.

All travelers are advised to obey traffic control personnel and message signs when approaching and exiting the event, and use alternate routes when possible to avoid major delays.

Drivers can expect congestion on Interstate 190 between the South Grand Island Bridge toll barrier and Exit 23 (US Route 62 - Niagara Falls Boulevard), and on the Robert Moses Parkway from Interstate 190 to downtown Niagara Falls.

Motorists traveling to Canada for the event should expect delays at the border crossings due to increased traffic volumes. Travelers are encouraged to use the Peace Bridge and Lewiston-Queenston Bridge when crossing the border for this event, and allow extra time.

511 New York is a service available to obtain real-time travel information to plan your trip, and can be accessed on the Web at www.511NY.org, or by dialing 5-1-1 from any phone within New York state. The 511 service is also available on the mobile Web, with an application available for BlackBerry, iPhone and Android devices. Border crossing times between the U.S. and Canada at the Peace Bridge, Rainbow Bridge and the Lewiston-Queenston Bridge, are included in the 511 New York service.

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