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City of Buffalo update to major infrastructure projects

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Tue, Jun 22nd 2021 01:45 pm

Niagara, Main & Walden have paving work completed 

Mayor Byron Brown and the City of Buffalo Department of Public Works, Parks and Streets (DPW) announced a major milestone to three major infrastructure projects in the Queen City: Niagara Street, Main Street and Walden Avenue all had final paving completed in the past two weeks.

A press release stated, “This marks a major milestone in infrastructure improvements for the 2021 construction season. These three projects represent a total of $14.9 million in infrastructure improvements and are part of the overall $58 million in infrastructure improvements that the city has scheduled for 2021. The city has invested over $290 million in infrastructure improvements since 2006.”

Brown said, “My administration is continuing the great infrastructure work our city residents have come to expect and deserve in every corner of the city since 2006. Our investment in infrastructure is critical to the continuation of Buffalo’s renaissance. Good roads, streets, sidewalks and other projects to enhance the vehicle, bicycle and pedestrian experience across our city is not only good for our residents, these projects also help attract new employers, while making transportation easier for existing businesses.”

DPW Commissioner Michael J. Finn, P.E., said, “The Department of Public Works is pushing forward with major infrastructure work and is proud to announce that these projects have reached a major milestone that is visible to residents. We ask that residents continue to follow altered traffic patterns and parking restrictions so that infrastructure work can continue to advance safely and efficiently.” 

Paving of a portion of Hertel Avenue, between Delaware Avenue and Fairchild Place, was also recently completed, with striping to come. The first phase of a multiphase overhaul of Abbott Road in South Buffalo, from Southside Avenue to Meriden Street, is ongoing. 

Projects with final paving completed include: 

  • Niagara Street – Forest to Hampshire 
  • Main Street – Delavan to Ferry 
  • Walden – Genesee to Sycamore

The final road paint and clean-up will occur on these projects shortly.

Major infrastructure projects that continue to advance:

  • Cars sharing Main Street – Lower Main: Scott to Exchange 
  • Niagara Street – Phase 4A: Forest to Hertel
  • Abbott Road Streetscape Phase 1: Southside to Meriden
  • Ohio Street and Michigan Avenue lift bridge rehabilitations
  • Clinton Street rehabilitation & safe routes to school: Pine Street to Jefferson Avenue
  • Virginia-Burton complete streets – BNMC phase 4
  • Entertainment district: Chippewa, Franklin and Court

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