Detour: Motorists heading to Allegany State Park


If your Memorial Day weekend plans take you to Salamanca or the Allegany State Park areas you may want to take a route other than Route 219

The New York State DOT issued a travel advisory asking Erie County and northern Cattaraugus County motorists to avoid construction- related congestion for I-86.

The DOT suggests  using westbound Route 242 between Ellicottville and Little Valley to southbound Route 353 into Salamanca. In Salamanca, motorists can then take Route 417 to Exit 20 on Interstate 86, near the Seneca Allegany Casino.

The state is installing a temporary message sign at the routes 219 and 242 intersection. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

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