Last Wednesday, Gov. Cuomo announced that the recently-enacted state provides $112.4 million for four major transportation projects in Western New York. The transportation projects are $30 million to convert the Scajaquada Expressway into a low-speed urban boulevard, $6 million for an environmental and design assessment on the Kensington Expressway, $22.3 million for the Cars on Main Street initiative, and $54.1 million for the Niagara Falls Transportation Authority. The budget also includes $10.5 million for improvements and enhancements to Allegany, Niagara Falls and Midway state parks.
Gov. Cuomo said:
“The state is investing heavily in Western New York – taking a new approach to transform this region’s transportation network into a 21st century model for progress, and revitalize our state parks to meet the needs of the next generation. These remarkable investments will leverage the natural beauty of Buffalo, while rethinking travel and restoring the visionary design of our parks and roads that was lost decades ago. By listening to local leaders and hearing from residents, we are reuniting our communities to create a world-class transportation network and parks system deserving of Western New York.”