Change expected to arrive slowly along Scajaquada Expressway

Sep 17, 2015

The Scajaquada through Delaware Park will get some more construction before the snow settles in.

It's not uncommon for drivers to exceed the speed limit on the Scajaquada Expressway. For many, the 30 mile-an-hour signs are merely a suggestion.
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The work includes the installation of two traffic signals for pedestrians and a new guard rail to replace the present railing that was quickly erected following a fatal accident earlier this year.

However, visitors to a public forum were told last night permanent changes to the road are years away. A final design might not be ready until 2018.

"I think it's taking too long for a resolution," said Dana Pryor-Moncrieffe.

"I've been living in Buffalo all my life and I know they have been working on this for a very long time. When I was in high school actually interned at the Parks Department and I know it was being discussed at that time."

Pryor-Moncrieffe's youngest child is now 16, so from her Agassiz Circle home she can look on a road which she says needs work.

State DOT officials says the speed limit will stay at 30 mph although a new traffic study says everyone is going faster, some much faster.