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Lane closures are anticipated next week on the John James Audubon Parkway in Amherst as a bridge replacement project begins Dec. 2, according to the New York State Department of Transportation. The lane closures are scheduled to occur between Lee Road and Sylvan Parkway. Traffic will be reduced to one lane in each direction on the parkway to allow for the construction o…

Buffalo

Several major Western New York roadways will be affected by roadwork this weekend, including the ramp to Route 198 from the northbound Interstate 190, the New York State Department of Transportation announced Thursday. Bridge maintenance work will lead to these closings on Saturday and Sunday (Oct. 19 and 20). I-190/Route 198 interchange On Sunday between 9 a.m. a…

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A section of the Skyway will close in both directions this weekend for construction. Beginning at 6 p.m. Friday, the section of Route 5 between Ohio and Church streets will be closed to traffic in both directions, requiring motorists to follow posted detours, the New York State Department of Transportation announced Tuesday. At 5 a.m. Monday, the inbound section of t…

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The 81st Street pedestrian bridge over the LaSalle Expressway in Niagara Falls will be closed for about three weeks beginning Tuesday to allow for maintenance work on the span, according to the state Department of Transportation. A detour for pedestrians will be posted directing them to 77th Street. Pedestrians taking that route are being advised to allow for additio…

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Motorists traveling on a stretch of Niagara Falls Boulevard in Amherst and the Town of Tonawanda will be required to ease up on the gas pedal beginning Tuesday, according to the state Department of Transportation. The speed limit on the boulevard, between the I-290 and Tonawanda Creek Road, will be reduced to 40 mph from 45 mph. Crews will begin installing the new speed…

Cheektowaga

Two days worth of road work is set to begin at 9 a.m. Friday on the westbound section of Genesee Street, between Transit Road and Calla Way in Cheektowaga, according to the state Department of Transportation. Westbound Genesee will be reduced to one lane while the work is being done. However, the work could be delayed in the event of inclement weather, transportation de…

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A public information meeting about a proposed paving project along River Road is set for 4 to 6 p.m. June 19 in the cafeteria of Tonawanda Middle School, 100 Hinds St. Representatives from the State Department of Transportation will be available to take comments and answer questions from the public, but no formal presentation is scheduled. Instead, the session will feat…

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Lane shifts are scheduled Thursday on Route 219 in Orchard Park as the state Department of Transportation undertakes bridge maintenance along the route. Beginning Thursday, northbound traffic on Route 219 near South Abbott Road will undergo lane shifts as the northbound bridge is under construction, according to transportation department officials. The new traffic patte…

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Work has begun to either repair or replace 13 large culverts along roadways in Erie and Chautauqua counties, according to the state Department of Transportation. The $2.8 million project is aimed at ensuring water flows through the culverts, which is intended to enhance safety for motorists and to reduce flooding risks, state officials said Monday. A culvert will be …

Amherst

Road repair work is set to start at 8 p.m., April 17, on a portion of South Union Road in Williamsville, the state Department Transportation has announced. Motorists are being warned that highway crews will be milling, performing pavement repairs and conducting signal work that will result in traffic restrictions and delays on South Union Road between Main Street and We…

Erie County

As the saying goes, there are two seasons: winter and construction. Western New York is transitioning from one to the other. The New York State Department of Transportation, which recently announced the return of Skyway construction, on Wednesday announced that bridge work on the I-290 in the Town of Tonawanda will return Tuesday. Key things for motorists to know:…

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Skyway travelers should prepare for delays and diversions as construction on the bridge deck of the span resumes at 9 a.m. Friday. According to the state Department of Transportation, temporary traffic signals will be activated on Fuhrmann Boulevard between Scott and Ohio streets, and at the intersection of Louisiana and Scott streets. Signals will be in flash mode for …

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Applications are available for about 470 permanent and seasonal maintenance staff positions statewide in the state Department of Transportation, acting Commissioner Paul A. Karas announced Tuesday. Each September, the department starts its hiring and training process, so staff is ready to begin plowing state roads as soon as winter weather approaches. Those hired wil…

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A new bridge carrying Bethany Center Road over Route 20 in Genesee County is now open to two-way traffic, the state Department of Transportation announced Friday. While the bridge in the Town of Bethany is open to traffic, an active work zone will remain in place for several weeks. Construction crews will resume work on the bridge after Labor Day. The transportation …