This Erie County roadway will soon be safer for pedestrians

Posted at 11:19 AM, Jun 16, 2018
and last updated 2018-06-16 11:19:19-04

A major Erie County roadway will receive safety improvements to make it safer for pedestrians.

The New York State Department of Transportation announced that Niagara Falls Boulevard, from Tonawanda Creek Road in the Town of Amherst to Kenmore Avenue in the Town of Tonawanda, will receive enhanced pavement markings at signalized intersections and commercial driveways.

The pavement markings will include ladder bar crosswalks, they will be installed at these locations:

•    Tonawanda Creek Road
•    Kohls/Wegmans Plaza
•    East Robinson Road
•    Creekside Drive
•    Irvington Terrace
•    Park Road/North Ellicott Creek Road
•    Ellicott Creek Road/South Ellicott Creek Road
•    Vinson Avenue/Edward White Drive
•    Willow Ridge Drive
•    Home Depot Plaza
•    Greenhaven Terrace
•    I-290 Westbound Exit Ramp
•    I-290 Eastbound Exit Ramp 
•    Koenig Road/Ridge Lea
•    Target Plaza
•    Glenalby/Romney Road
•    Maple Road/Brighton Road
•    Boulevard Mall Center Entrance
•    Treadwell/Boulevard mall South Entrance
•    Sheridan Drive
•    Eggert Road
•    Longmeadow Drive
•    Decatur Road
•    Kenilworth
•    Kenmore Avenue

Niagara Falls Boulevard was one of five corridors in the state selected for a study under Governor Cuomo's Pedestrian Safety Action Plan.

“Niagara Falls Blvd. pedestrian safety continues to be at the top of the Towns of Tonawanda and Amherst 'to do' list as we work with our State elected officials and the Department of Transportation to ensure a safer roadway," Town of Tonawanda Supervisor Joseph H. Emminger said. "This announcement is only the first of many actions the residents and businesses along the Boulevard will see at both the local and state level in the months and years ahead.”

All pedestrian safety improvements in Western New York are scheduled to be completed this fall.

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