Work Set to Begin on Niagara Falls Boulevard

4 Month Project Aims to Light Up Dangerous Stretch of Road

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Amherst, NY (WBEN) - A four-month long process to make a stretch of Niagara Falls Boulevard begins this week.

Construction between the I-290 and Tonawanda Creek Road will see the Northbound right lane of Niagara Falls Boulevard closed beginning Tuesday morning as crews work to install new lights along the road to illuminate the area.

The project comes after numerous pedestrian deaths over the course of five years forced the State Department of Transportation to conduct a study on ways to make the road safer. 

Work each day is expected to begin at 4:00am and wrap up around Noon. The far right lane of the Northbound Niagara Falls Boulevard will be closed. 

"They're starting right near the 290, between the 290 and Home Depot," said Amherst Town Supervisor Brian Kulpa. "As soon as you get off the 290 you need to start looking for signs and flag crews that are going to want to move you over."

This work is weather dependent, and could be delayed in the event of inclement weather.

Motorists are advised to obey the posted speed limit within the work zone.

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