As we get back to work and the kids start school, this week will likely be busy. But as you are driving around Erie County, be aware that there are quite a few active speed zones for this week. Give yourself plenty of time to get where you're going so that you don't end up with an automatic fine for speeding through a work zone.

Any driver in Buffalo and Western New York who is caught speeding in one of these construction zones this week will be fined. Automatic cameras will capture speeding driver's license plates and the state will send out Notices of Liability.


There are new work zones where drivers will be automatically fined for speeding between today and Saturday, September 9, 2023. New York Vehicle & Traffic Law § 1180-E allows for automated speed monitoring in certain construction zones around the state. The program, which is a joint effort by the State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT) and the Thruway Authority (NYSTA), will last for five years.

The NYSDOT and the NYSTA may impose a fine on the registered owner of a vehicle speeding in a work zone on a controlled access highway.

Because the speed detection is automated, the owner of the vehicle (the person who holds the registration) will receive the fine. So, if your family member or friend is driving your car, you will be the one held responsible.

Photo by Robert Linder on Unsplash
Photo by Robert Linder on Unsplash

Here Are The Locations In Erie County Through September 5, 2023:

- I-290 EB between NY 425 and US 62, Town of Tonawanda
- Interstate 290 between Sheridan Dr. and I-90, Town of Amherst
- NY Route 5 EB between Kane St and Skyway Bridge, City of Lackawanna
- US Route 219 between Genesee Rd and Rice Rd, Town of Boston
- I-86 EB between Carpenter-Pringles Rd and Westman Rd, Town of Ellery

The locations may change weekly.

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