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Report: Both Kensington and Scajaquada Expressway should be removed as "freeways without futures"

Posted at 10:55 AM, Apr 03, 2019

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — A national report is urging officials to either redesign or replace both the Kensington and Scajaquada Expressways, known locally as the 33 and 198.

Congress for the New Urbanism (CNU), an international nonprofit organization issued the report.

In the report, the organization points to other cities that they say have successfully removed highways with no impact on traffic.

“Inclusion of the Kensington and Scajaquada Expressways in CNU’s Freeways Without Futures confirms that this is the right time to consider alternative designs for these roadways,” said Stephanie Crockatt, executive director of the Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy.

The report talks about the expressways in Buffalo on page 28.

The New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT) scrapped plans to revamp the Scajaquada Expressway last January.

You can read the report here.