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Pearl Street Two-way Conversion Underway

Pearl Street two-way conversion work is underway (near Seneca Street). According to Buffalo Place, in response to a notice issued by Catco Construction, “The project extends from Exchange Street to Tupper including some lane reductions in the one-way, south-bound Main to Tupper Street block. Pearl Street will be laid out with parking, bicycle and automobile travel lanes on both the north and the south bound sides of the street.”

The work involves converting Pearl Street from one-way southbound to two-way traffic between Main/Goodell and Seneca streets. New and updated signals will be installed at every intersection, new signage and striping will be added including bike lanes, and some milling and paving work will be done.


The City will be replacing curbs, sidewalks, and street lights between Chippewa and W. Tupper Streets. Fourteen trees would also be added along this stretch. The project is scheduled for completion in Spring of 2016.

Expected Construction Work in the next few weeks (from Buffalo Place):

Catco will start work today (Thursday) at the intersection of Pearl and Seneca with underground conduit installation in the street.  You will notice as portions of Pearl and Seneca are blocked off for excavation of conduit trenches.  Both streets will remain open but lanes will be reduced.

Work will move to the sidewalk corners at Seneca Street for the week of Monday the 20th for installation of signal pole foundations.

Work will progress to Swan Street the week of July 27th.

Church Street corners will be done towards the end of July/early August. 

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