Constituent Services
Higgins Announces $42.8 Million in Transportation Projects for Western New York
July 27, 2005
Washington, DC—Today, Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-27), a member of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, announced $42.8 million in transportation projects which he secured in the federal transportation reauthorization bill, H.R. 3, the Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users (TEA-LU) conference report passed in the House of Representatives today, slated to pass in the Senate and to be signed by the President by the end of the week.
 
“Finally, long-stalled projects will see real progress, putting thousands of Western New Yorkers to work and making many vital road, transportation and access improvements to our region,” said Congressman Higgins.  “It has taken years for this bill to get out of countless logjams in Congress and I am pleased that there is finally forward movement.  It is especially gratifying to know that these funds will not sit untouched, and that the proper local oversight will be given.  I look forward to major movement over the next 18 months, with shovels in the ground, roads being built and Western New Yorkers being put to work.  I am grateful to Congressman James Oberstar (D-MN), the Ranking Member of the House Transportation Committee, who visited Buffalo and saw firsthand the need for progress in Western New York, for all his work in helping to secure these funds.”
 
• Southtowns Connector (Buffalo Waterfront access investments): $9.36 million
• Peace Bridge: $8 million
• Millennium Parkway, Dunkirk: $8.4 million
• Main Street, Buffalo: $4 million
• Jamestown Intermodal Facility: $1.6 million
• Seneca Street Improvements: $480,000
• Cheektowaga Union Road and Walden Avenue: $800,000
• Main Street, Town of Eden: $320,000
• Downtown Jamestown Connector Trail: $1.6 million
• Dunkirk Bicycle Path and Pedestrian Trail: $400,000
• Hamburg Route 62: $800,000
• West Seneca Union Road: $800,000
• NFTA Replacement Buses: $800,000
• Grant Street, Hertel Avenue, Amherst Street, South Park Avenue, Hopkins Street (street improvements): $800,000 ($160,000 apiece)
• Lackawanna street improvements (street improvements and road signage): $400,000
• Ridge Road, City of Lackawanna (construction and improvements): $400,000
• Town of Hamburg Route 5 (construction and improvements): $400,000
• Fargo Avenue (D’Youville Project): $1.6 million
• Outer Harbor bike path and pedestrian trail: $640,000
• Main Street, Town of Aurora (construction and improvements): $400,000
• City of Buffalo McKinley Parkway (construction and improvements): $400,000
• Village of Blasdell – South Park and Lake Avenues (construction and improvements): $400,000
 
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