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Buffalo streetscape, infrastructure projects making strides

Work is continuing on streetscape and infrastructure projects on Main, Pearl and Genesee streets in downtown Buffalo, as city officials try to bring back two-way traffic and upgrade the appearance and ease of travel.

Pearl should reopen to car traffic in both directions in a few weeks, after crews finish milling and overlay work, expected in mid-August, said Steven Carmina, a Buffalo Place board member who chairs the group’s downtown neighborhoods committee. National Grid has already completed infrastructure work, and Catco Construction is installing new signal poles, he said during an update to the board of the nonprofit organization.

Officials also introduced design concepts last month for the southernmost portion of Cars Sharing Main Street, which is the next phase of that project. And sidewalks are being poured along Genesee Street, along with new planters and other features near the Electric Tower and M&T Center.

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