Traffic stoppages scheduled for Skyway, LaSalle Expressway on Thursday

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) – Drivers in Western New York need to be prepared for some delays on the Buffalo Skyway Thursday — right in the middle of rush hour. It will be stop and go traffic during that time due to a commercial being filmed in the area.

“It’ll be a traffic jam but you’ll find your way around. By foot I would suggest, not by a car,” said Tom Higgins, who lives in Buffalo.

It’s not clear what kind of commercial is being filmed it or who’s filming it.

The New York State Department of Transportation announced the traffic alert Wednesday. Officials say the delays will only add a few minutes to people’s commute. There will be stop and go traffic along the Skyway inbound between Tifft and Church Street between 4 p.m. and 6 p.m.

“I’m glad I’m not going that way,” said Higgins.

Drivers can also expect delays on the LaSalle Expressway in Niagara Falls between Williams Road and 77th street from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday.

“Don’t expect to top and be stopped in traffic for a long period of time. It’s just a quick one or two minute halt. And then they’re going to let traffic go just a few times in those couple of hours,” said Trooper James O’Callaghan, NYS Police.

Trooper James O’Callaghan says state troopers will help manage traffic on the LaSalle expressway during that time.

“Just a reminder that it is a work zone so once you are cut loose or allowed to travel as normal do not speed in those work zones,” said O’Callaghan.

Officials say there shouldn’t be any major delays. Drivers shouldn’t have to use any detours if the Buffalo Skyway or LaSalle expressway is their typical way to get home. 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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