The City of Buffalo’s Department of Public Works, Parks & Streets on Wednesday announced major street paving and Americans with Disabilities Act-compliant sidewalk ramp construction, which kicked off in April, are proceeding well. Here is a snapshot of the status of the city’s major ongoing street projects:
•Delaware Avenue (North Street to Forest Avenue): ADA-compliant ramp updates are continuing along the northbound lane and have begun along the southbound lane. Work will conclude with milling and repaving of all four lanes. Two-way traffic will be maintained throughout the project, with lane restrictions as needed. This project is scheduled for completion this summer.
•Bailey Avenue (between Elk and Clinton streets): Pavement milling from Elk to Buffalo China Road has been completed, and paving operations are anticipated to begin in May after full depth repair areas are complete. Two-way traffic will be maintained through lane shifts. Crews may be starting work at 4 a.m. to minimize impact on vehicular and rail traffic.
In addition to pavement work, utility modifications, including a National Fuel project, will take place, which will then allow the city to begin the Buffalo China Road to Clinton segment. The project is expected to finish up in this summer.
•Dingens Street (Bailey Avenue to James E. Casey Drive): Paving is complete, striping to follow.
•East Delavan (Humboldt Parkway to Fillmore Avenue): Pavement milling is complete and utility structure adjustments work is ongoing. The project will wrap up with paving and should be complete during the summer. ADA ramp reconstruction was done in 2021.
•Suffolk Ave (Langfield Street to Kensington Avenue): This project, which includes a stretch of Suffolk Avenue in front of Frederick Law Olmsted School at Kensington, will begin in late June when the summer break begins. The project will be completed before the start of 2022-23 school year. Work includes ADA ramp reconstruction, as well as milling and paving.
•Virginia Street (Elmwood Avenue to Main Street): This project continues ADA ramp reconstruction, to be followed by milling and paving, and all work will be completed this summer.
Work is also continuing on the multi-phase Niagara Street reconstruction and streetscape and “Allen Street Complete” projects.