Traveler Advisory for Friday's Wallenda Walk

June 12, 2012 Updated Jun 12, 2012 at 12:36 PM EDT

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Traveler Advisory for Friday's Wallenda Walk

June 12, 2012 Updated Jun 12, 2012 at 12:36 PM EDT

(WKBW release) The New York State Department of Transportation on Tuesday reminded that motorists attending the Nik Wallenda Event on June 15, 2012, in the city of Niagara Falls, Niagara County, should expect heavy traffic and limited parking in the downtown Niagara Falls area.

According to a news release:

Motorists attending the event should allow additional travel time due to increased traffic volumes, and arrive at the event as early as possible to avoid peak travel periods.  Due to limited parking facilities, motorists may be required to use on street parking outside the downtown area.

All travelers are advised to obey traffic control personnel and message signs when approaching and exiting the event, and use alternate routes when possible to avoid major delays.

Drivers can expect congestion on Interstate 190 between the South Grand Island Bridge toll
barrier and Exit 23 (US Route 62 - Niagara Falls Boulevard), and on the Robert Moses Parkway from Interstate 190 to downtown Niagara Falls. 

Motorists traveling to Canada for the event should expect delays at the border crossings due
to increased traffic volumes.  Travelers are encouraged to use the Peace Bridge and Lewiston-Queenston Bridge when crossing the border for this event, and allow extra time.