Last Wednesday, New York and Canadian representatives announced an agreement on a plan to improve the American side of the bridge.

 

The two sides signed off on a memorandum of understanding that calls for an expedited traffic study of the U.S. plaza; improving traffic flow on the U.S. side; moving forward with the reviews and approvals needed to implement the pre-inspection pilot project; other improvements to the U.S. plaza, including state construction of a new access ramp to I-190, to be completed by December 2015.

 

We are pleased that this confrontation has been resolved.  Canada is an important trading partner with Upstate New York.  But the real winner here is Buffalo and its surrounding areas, where such trade is vitally important.

 

Read the Buffalo Niagara Partnership’s statement on the Peace Bridge agreement here.