Buffalo begins work to allow drivers on Main Street near Canalside

Posted at 6:40 PM, Aug 27, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-27 18:40:41-04

Construction crews broke ground on the next phase of Buffalo's 'Cars Sharing Main Street' project Monday. Phase 4 of the project consists of adjusting the stretch of Main Street between Scott and Exchange Streets, near Canalside.

"The Cars Sharing Main Street Project has been nothing short of transformational when you look at all the investments that have been made from the medical campus all the way down to HarborCenter," Mayor Byron Brown said.

This portion of Main Street will cost $22.5 million, with most of the funding ($18 million) coming from the Federal Highway Administration and the remaining cost covered by New York State.

“With this latest extension along lower Main Street, we will be able to better connect residents and tourists to the growing number of attractions at Canalside and the Outer Harbor," Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul said. "The turnaround of Buffalo has truly been remarkable, and this project will help to keep up the momentum and transformation of Western New York.”

The city's Department of Public Works is overseeing the project and coordinating with contractors and stakeholders in the area to try and minimize any traffic issues surrounding big events.

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