Work is underway on the $5.7 million streetscape phase of the $70 million Northland Corridor project, which will link the neighborhood to the 35-acre training campus, Mayor Byron W. Brown announced Friday.
The work, which will be completed in late 2018, includes new water and sewer lines, street paving, new curbs and sidewalks, new street trees and plantings and LED streetlights. A new traffic signal on Northland Avenue, between Grider Street and Fillmore Avenue, will be installed.
“A major focus of the streetscape project is to connect the on-site work, that’s well underway, to the community, helping to transform the surrounding neighborhood,” Brown said in a statement.
“This will not only be an attractive corridor leading to the training and jobs campus, it will be a welcoming entrance to the Delavan-Grider neighborhood and Buffalo’s East Side,” he said.
In a statement, the Rev. William Gillison, pastor of Mt. Olive Baptist Church and leader of the Concerned Clergy of WNY, said: “This is a miracle that has been brought about because of the unity of all those involved on this project.”