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The effort to bring car traffic back to Buffalo's downtown core on Main Street suffered a setback this week, after the city failed to win any federal money to fund the next round of construction work. Without the federal funding, local officials aren't sure where the money will come from. "We were disappointed," said Debra Chernoff, manager of planning for Buffalo Pl…

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Buffalo Place staff members have proven themselves adept at many tasks over the years as the nonprofit organization in charge of the downtown business improvement district has taken on growing responsibilities. The organization markets downtown, coordinates events and activities, maintains the streetscape and infrastructure, provides extra security, promotes new busines…

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Workers are installing the new track bed in the southeast portion of lower Main Street and preparing to put in the new rails as part of the effort to restore car traffic to the key downtown artery. Debra Chernoff, manager of planning for Buffalo Place, said the new rails were delivered to the site at Main and Scott streets and are "ready to go in when they're done level…

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As crews continue work on bringing car traffic back to the foot of Main Street, U.S. Sen. Charles E. Schumer announced a new lobbying effort to secure a $25 million federal grant to help pay for the next phase of the project between Exchange and Church streets — including the roadway underneath Seneca One tower. Standing in the shadow of Buffalo's tallest building, New …

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Work continues on the effort to restore traffic to Lower Main Street, with construction crews concentrating their efforts on the southeastern section of Canalside between Exchange and Scott streets. Buffalo Place Manager of Planning Debra Chernoff said the nonprofit downtown organization is "doing our best" to keep building owners and tenants apprised of what to expect.…

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Scott Street between Main and Washington streets in downtown Buffalo will be closed for as many as six days from Nov. 4-9, as construction crews connect a new storm sewer as part of work to relocate various utilities in preparation for a pair of major projects. The city and its contractors are moving sewer, water and other lines to get them out of harm's way before cons…

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Construction crews are removing the extra two Metro Rail station shelters at Canalside, as part of the plan to restore car traffic to that portion of Main Street, now that the workers and utility companies have completed their excavation of test pits to identify where underground utility connections are. The Canalside station has long had double stops on each side of th…

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Preliminary work has begun on the $22.5 million project to restore car traffic to Main Street south of Exchange Street, with the entire effort expected to last into 2020 so it doesn't interrupt activities at Canalside, HarborCenter or KeyBank Center. The long-awaited Lower Main Street initiative – part of the larger Cars Sharing Main Street project from Tupper Street so…