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Construction begins in downtown North Tonawanda

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Fri, Mar 27th 2020 10:50 am

UPDATE: THIS HAS BEEN POSTPONED.

Beginning this week, the City of North Tonawanda has commenced the downtown placemaking project. It is funded through Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s Smart Growth Community Fund, administered by Empire State Development. NT officials said it will have a transformative impact on downtown North Tonawanda.

Project components include: new curb bump-outs and street trees on Webster Street, new curbs and greenspace along Main Street, an expansion and realignment of Charles Fleischmann Park, and new wayfinding signage.

The construction schedule for this project is March 25 through July 17. During the construction period, traffic patterns will be altered in downtown as follows: Main Street will be one-way to the north, Webster Street will be one-way to the south, Goundry Street will be one-way to the west, and Tremont Street will be one-way to the east. Periodic sidewalk closures will also occur to accommodate construction.

A press release from Mayor Arthur Pappas said, “During this unprecedented time, construction is considered an essential service and, as such, the city is moving forward with most construction projects as previously scheduled. The City of North Tonawanda is following all guidance and regulations issued by the state of New York in order to try to minimize the spread of COVID-19 and ensure public health and safety.”

For more information on this project, contact Michael Zimmerman, director of community development, at 716-695-8580, ext. 5515, or [email protected].

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