State DOT to Look into Changes for Scajaquada Expressway

April 22, 2014 Updated Apr 22, 2014 at 9:50 PM EDT

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State DOT to Look into Changes for Scajaquada Expressway

April 22, 2014 Updated Apr 22, 2014 at 9:50 PM EDT

Buffalo, N.Y. (WKBW-TV) The State Department of Transportation has launched a study to consider changing the speed limit on the Scajaquada Expressway from 50 miles per hour to 30, and to possibly convert it to a "city street."

State Assmeblyman Sean Ryan announced the news Tuesday afternoon in Delaware Park along the 198.

He says the state's decision comes after years of complaints from many neighbors and park-goers, complaining about pedestrian safety, noise and from a recent public forum he held.

There is another public forum planned for next month, and the Assemblyman said the state did not indicate a price-tag for the study or how long it could take to complete.

Thomas Herrera-Mishler, of Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy told Eyewitness News "The Conservancy welcomes the DOTs decision to study "right sizing" the Scajaquada expressway. We are eager to have Delaware Park restored to Olmsted's original masterpiece and reconnect the two sides of the park."

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