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Amherst, NYS DOT working to fix roads around I-990 in time for winter

Posted at 6:08 AM, Nov 11, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-11 06:08:20-05

AMHERST, N.Y. (WKBW) — One of the main arteries in the Northtowns is open for the winter.

It's part of the process to fix up roads around the 990 in Amherst.

The ramps at Sweet Home Road have been closed for several months.

Crews are replacing traffic signals and revamping the road surfaces in the area, including seven bridges.

"We're coming into the winter months; we're gonna be glad to have that 990 ramp back open before we get real snow accumulation," said Amherst Town Supervisor Brian Kulpa. "But it's just something to watch for."

The project is due to start back up again in the spring.

In a statement sent to 7 Eyewitness News, the New York State Department of Transportation said:

The project to rehabilitate seven bridges on northbound Interstate 990 in the Town of Amherst, which will enhance safety and improve driving conditions on a vital roadway that handles up to 65,000 vehicles a day, is on schedule to be completed in the summer 2020