The New York State Department of Transportation advised motorists the intersection of Niagara Falls Boulevard (U.S. Route 62) at Erie Avenue and Shawnee Road (State Route 425) in the City of North Tonawanda will be closed to traffic beginning at 6 a.m. Monday, May 9. The closure is necessary to facilitate repairs to the railroad crossing by CSX. It is expected to last three days, weather-permitting.
Northbound traffic on Niagara Falls Boulevard will be directed to follow a posted detour along East Robinson Road/North French Road, Campbell Boulevard (State Route 270), Saunders Settlement Road (State Route 31) and Ward Road (State Route 429).
Southbound traffic on Niagara Falls Boulevard will be directed to follow a posted detour along Ward Road, Saunders Settlement Road, Campbell Boulevard and North French\East Robinson Road.
Northbound traffic on Shawnee Road will be directed to follow a posted detour following Niagara Falls Boulevard, East Robinson Road/North French Road, Campbell Boulevard and Saunders Settlement Road.
Southbound traffic on Erie Avenue will be directed to follow a posted detour along Niagara Falls Boulevard and Nash Road.
Pedestrians will follow a posted detour along St. Jude Circle and Kingston Avenue.
Motorists are advised to allow for extra time while traveling through this area. They are urged to slow down and drive responsibly in work zones. Fines are doubled for speeding in a work zone. Convictions of two or more speeding violations in a work zone could result in the suspension of an individual’s driver license.
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