Panepinto pressing for DOT action on Scajaquada Expressway
With the future of the Scajaquada Expressway studied for years, State Senator Mark Panepinto says it's time for the State Department of Transportation to make a decision.
What has changed was the death of three-year-old Maksym Sugorovskiy when a car came of the road and into Delaware Park. Then, Governor Andrew Cuomo ordered permanent guardrails and a speed reduction.
"My assessment would be that from Grant to Agassiz Circle we should make it greener, we should reduce the lanes, maybe throw a traffic circle in there because that's the original design of Olmsted," Panepinto said.
"In the Agassiz Circle portion by Medaille, by the park, up to Grant Street, that's the area that we're talking about."
Panepinto says if DOT wants the speed limit between Grant and the Thruway Niagara Section raised to 40-miles an hour, he could go along with that as well as raising the speed on the short section between Agassiz and the Kensington.
The Buffalo Democrat says there is no excuse for delaying action because the studies are done.