Buffalo, N.Y. (WKBW-TV) - It's an expressway that cuts right through a Buffalo treasure, Delaware Park.
For years many have argued the 198 should be changed and now it may be a reality. A public hearing is scheduled for Thursday night, we take a sneak peek at some of the proposals being discussed. Click on the link to watch the story.
Here is the Press Release from The New York State Department of Transportation:
NYSDOT To Host Third Public Design Workshop On Scajaquada Expressway Corridor Project
When: Thursday, April 29 at 6:30 p.m.
Where: Delaware Park Marcy Casino
The New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT), in conjunction with the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), will host the third in a series of public design workshops on the continuing study of the NY Route 198, Scajaquada Expressway Corridor, in the city of Buffalo, Erie County.
The project team is examining the feasibility of transforming the Scajaquada Expressway into an urban arterial facility that is more in harmony with the surrounding community character and natural environment.
This workshop will be held on Thursday, April 29, 2010 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Delaware Park Marcy Casino located on Lincoln Parkway in the city of Buffalo. It will focus on the segment of the corridor through Delaware Park, including the Delaware Avenue and Elmwood Avenue interchanges.
The public workshops present an opportunity for the community to take an active role in guiding the future of the Scajaquada Expressway Corridor, to provide immediate and dynamic feedback on conceptual solutions and help develop usable outcomes that are responsive to the community's needs.
For further information, or to request a sign language interpreter or assistive listening device system, please contact Craig Mozrall, assistant regional design engineer at (716) 847-3033, or write to the New York State Department of Transportation, 100 Seneca Street, Buffalo, New York 14203 and reference Project Identification Number 5470.22.