What's the Future of the Skyway In Buffalo?

September 8, 2012 Updated Oct 11, 2013 at 6:22 PM EDT

By WKBW News

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What's the Future of the Skyway In Buffalo?

September 8, 2012 Updated Oct 11, 2013 at 6:22 PM EDT

BUFFALO, NY (WKBW) - The nearly mile long roadway is a key link between Downtown and the Southtowns, and roughly handles 45-thousand vehicles per day.

Darrell Kaminski with the New York State Department of Transportation says the elevated roadway is due for some repairs but replacing it is not a immediate need.

"The Skyway is in good shape. There may need to be some deck work to be done in a couple years so at this point we have so many other needs and competing needs it just isn't a priority right now," said Kaminski.

"We could probably keep it going for probably $20 or $30 million for the next 20 years or so."

Some estimate the cost of replacing the Skyway could fall in the $100 million range.