The SCC is encouraged by the change in position by the NYSDOT regarding their approach on the short term measures for the former Scajaquada expressway. Our members have been concerned over the location of their proposed crosswalks and approach to the short term improvements. We continue to support the short term measures defined in the 2005 Expanded Project Proposal created by the NYSDOT and City of Buffalo. These plans where community vetted, and supported providing the essential ground work for the path moving forward. (See our 9/30 letter to NYSDOT)
It is with these plans in place that we call on the NYSDOT to immediately hold community meetings to further refine these approaches. We strongly request that no additional time be wasted so a meaningful and productive discussion can be had prior to implementation in early spring, if not sooner. This is an opportunity to transcend the Scajaquada corridor into a community asset that benefits the neighborhoods, park, cultural institutions and schools that align it.