Lawmaker: State DOT will expand expressway study


BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) – For many years, the Scajaquada Expressway (also known as “the 198″) has been at the center of controversy.

Many believe it should have never been built in the first place, because it divides Delaware Park and other sections of the city.

The state recently conducting a public hearing on plans to transform the busy commuter artery into a parkway.

Ideas include reducing the speed limit to 30 mph and opening up the stretch to bicycle traffic and pedestrians.

New York State Assemblyman Sean Ryan announced Tuesday the state D.O.T. will expand their modeling and look at new options for the proposed project.

The issue will be discussed during a new public meeting next month.

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