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DOT to Host Public Meeting for Scajaquada Update on Wednesday

On the long search for answers from the NYSDOT, the Scajaquada Corridor Coalition (SCC website) has received two responses letters to their recent inquiry of what exactly is going on with the future of the 198. According to the official statement from the SCC: NYSDOT has provided a response to two letters submitted by the SCC regarding the future of the Scajaquada Expressway. The letter provided information on the comprehensive environmental review currently underway by NYSDOT, which includes:

  • Examining full complement of alternatives with speed limits set at 40 and 30 mph;
  • 4 lane and 2 lane options within Delaware park; and
  • Analysis of full removal of the roadway between Parkside Avenue and Elmwood Avenue.

Evaluations are expected to be complete and presented at the public information session on September 16.

NYSDOT also confirmed that they have initiated the process of changing the classification of the road from a principal urban arterial-expressway.

The community has been fighting for a 30 mph speed limit on the Scajaquada Expressway for more than a decade. Governor Cuomo has also supported a 30 mph speed limit, so we are eager to hear NYSDOT’s reasoning for an analysis of 40 mph. Please join us at the Frederick Law Olmsted Public School 64 on Wednesday, September 16, at 5:30 pm to show your support for the calming of the Scajaquada.

Click here to read the entire letter from NYSDOT.

Written by Mike Puma

Mike Puma

Writing for Buffalo Rising since 2009 covering development news, historic preservation, and Buffalo history. Works professionally in historic preservation.

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