Scajaquada Corridor Project

WBFO file photo

The decision Monday by the New York State Department of Transportation to suspend its Scajaquada Corridor redesign project, in its most recent form, was welcomed by community stakeholders who hope the next draft will be one that satisfies their desires for the roadway and affected nearby lands.

Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy

A nationally recognized expert on livable transportation says the Scajaquada Expressway is a small part of a larger need for land-use planning in this area. Ian Lockwood visited at the invitation of the Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy to look at the park road, as the state Department of Transportation deadline for comment approaches.

WBFO file photo/Mike Desmond

The Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy, along with its partners, is ramping up its effort to convince the New York State Department of Transportation's to halt its plan for redeveloping Route 198 in Delaware Park and come up with a better solution.

WBFO's Mike Desmond

New York State Transportation Commissioner Matthew Driscoll has a new plan for the Scajaquada Expressway - and if the public does not go along with this latest version, the DOT will walk away, with the road a slow-speed expressway as it is now.

Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy

The New York State Department of Transportation has a plan for the conversion of Route 198 from an expressway to a slower-moving roadway. The Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy, in partnership with several local cultural institutions, believes it has a better plan and introduced it on Monday.

Jeannine O'Brian/WBFO

Construction for the Scajaquada Corridor Project could start by the end of the year but not before community leaders formally submit public comments on how to improve the $101 million project.