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Heard It On New At Noon – Allen Street Gets A Makeover

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If you’ve been down Allen Street downtown, you know that it can be tight to drive down.  This summer, the city of Buffalo plans to change that.

Allen Street has gotten busier and busier over the last couple years.  With UB’s Medical school, great restaurants, and bars, there are more people, more traffic, and a need for more space.

According to WKBW, Buffalo Common Councilman David Franzyk says the issues are about to be fixed.  They’re planning a huge renovation of Allen by widening the streets, changing the parking, making the sidewalks even more pedestrian friendly with a bike path, new benches, new bike racks, street lights, and more.

The entire project is estimated at around $10 million.  $6.5 million of which will be used on the first phase.  The work should be completed in 2019 with the first phase of the project starting this summer and hopefully wrapping up in the fall.

The good news is that most of the money is from Federal Highway dollars the city received for the new UB Medical School in Downtown.

Look for the first crews to set up in the block of Allen between Delaware and Main.

 

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