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Here's where the big road projects are taking place this construction season

Posted at 4:19 AM, Mar 21, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-21 10:16:09-04

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — The orange cones along the roadside are popping up everywhere... here are some of the main spots to lookout for:


  • Outbound lanes are closed and commuters will use the inbound lanes depending on the time of day.
  • March 29th until late fall
  • Repairing the infrastructure and maintenance


  • 5:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. weekdays, Buffalo Skyway open to inbound (eastbound) traffic only.
  • 11:00 a.m. until noon weekdays, Buffalo Skyway closed to all traffic.
  • Noon until 3:00 a.m. the following day, weekdays, Buffalo Skyway open to outbound (westbound) traffic only.
  • 3:00 a.m. until 5:00 a.m. weekdays, Buffalo Skyway closed to all traffic.
  • Saturdays and Sundays, Buffalo Skyway open to outbound (westbound) traffic only."


  • Reduced to two-lanes, near Colvin Boulevard
  • Tuesday March 26th until late fall
  • Repairing westbound bridge
  • Colvin Boulevard on-ramp westbound closed starting Wednesday March 27th

Niagara Scenic Parkway:

  • Remove section of the parkway
  • Now until late fall
  • Removing a section of the parkway to make more park space, reconstructing Whirlpool Street and 3rd Street in Niagara Falls
  • Posted detours

Hertel Avenue:

  • New environmental sewer installation.
  • This week until late fall
  • City of Buffalo is installing it's 5th Smart Sewer. This will help store storm water to help reduce the amount of sewer overflows into the city's water systems.
  • Foundry Street to Military Road will be closed to traffic but open for residents

Allen Street:

  • Total renovation of the street.
  • Now until late fall
  • Widening the streets, upgrade utilities, trees and sidewalk changes
  • Block-by-block reconstruction from Allen to Main and Delaware. Allen Street from Main and North Pearl will be the first block to close

"It's very important for people to be aware that they should be expecting work zones," Susan Surdej, Assistant to the Regional Director and Public Information Officer said.

These are just a handful of construction projects you'll see popping up this spring. The NYDOT reminds you to slow down in construction zones or face a fine of double the cost of a speeding ticket.