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Construction on Parkside Avenue begins Tuesday

Construction on Parkside Avenue begins Tuesday
Posted at 9:14 AM, Jun 14, 2016
and last updated 2016-06-15 08:24:50-04

If you plan on traveling through Parkside Avenue in North Buffalo, be prepared for delays.

Construction begins Tuesday on a $600,000 infrastructure project that Mayor Byron Brown says will improve the safety of pedestrians around the Parkside neighborhood.

"Our top priority is ensuring the safety of our residents and this $600,000 infrastructure project along Parkside Avenue is a long-term investment that will result in improved traffic calming and safety measures," Brown said.

A majority of the funding came from Federal Government and New York State Consolidated Local Street and Highway Improvement Program (CHIPS). 

The project will convert Parkside Avenue into a 3-lane roadway, from Florence to Amherst. 

Assemblyman Sean Ryan thanked Byron Brown for moving forward with the project. "When completed, this project will help to ease the flow of traffic, and improve safety for the Parkside community," said Ryan. 

The project is expected to be finished by the end of the year.