BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) - Good news for all of your summer cross-border travel -- the Buffalo and Fort Erie Public Bridge Authority announced Thursday that all three traffic lanes on the Peace Bridge will be open for the summer season, beginning May 16.
Traffic has been limited to two lanes since last October to accommodate ongoing construction activities related to the Authority's three year $100 million Peace Bridge rehabilitation project.
"For the second consecutive year, the single lane closure during the fall and winter months had little adverse impact on traffic flows," said Kenneth Manning, Chairman of the PBA Board of Directors. "Now that spring is here and summer is nearly upon us, the PBA is re-opening the third lane to accommodate the many cross-border travelers we expect to see crossing the Peace Bridge this summer."
All three lanes of the Peace Bridge will be open throughout the busy summer season while other elements of the bridge rehabilitation project continue. The $100 million rehabilitation project is scheduled for full completion in spring 2019.