Cuomo: The Buffalo Skyway Ready To Be Taken Down
The Buffalo Skyway has been a fixture of the City of Buffalo for as long as many can remember. It's often used as the quickest route from downtown to the south towns (Lackawanna, Hamburg), but now those days seem to be numbered.
According to WGRZ, Governor Andrew Cuomo announced that a construction team is ready to take down the Buffalo Skyway, pending Federal approval.
"Our construction team is ready to break ground, as soon as federal approval comes through," said Cuomo.
Governor Cuomo said the idea was first proposed 50 years ago and that a similar plan will be in place for the Albany Skyway.
That plan is to create a "spectacular park," that will overlook Lake Erie. Cuomo says that the state as a whole will be looking into future projects for infrastructure and that the plan will cost $306 billion for projects across the state.
There's no word on an exact date for when construction of the Skyway being taken down will begin.
My parents currently live in Hamburg and I used to take the Skyway to Buffalo State College five days a week for two years, so it'll be sad to see it go since I know there are still many people who use it to commute to and from Lackawanna and Hamburg.