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1 JANUARY 9, 2002 SCAJAQUADA CORRIDOR STUDY Grant Street to Parkside Avenue City of Buffalo Fisher Associates Joseph Passonneau & Partners In Association With

2 JANUARY 9, 2002 MEETING PURPOSE Inform the Public Public Input –Are there any other locations or key issues that we should address? –Are there any other ideas for potential solutions? Study Area

3 JANUARY 9, 2002 STUDY INITIATION The Scajaquada Expressway: Is not in harmony with adjacent land uses including educational and cultural institutions Disturbs aesthetics of historic Olmsted designed Delaware Park Has periods of congestion Has accident problems

4 JANUARY 9, 2002 STUDY ADVISORY GROUP City of Buffalo NYSDOT Erie County GBNRTC Federal, State, and City Elected Officials AAA BECHS Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy Delaware Park Steering Committee Leadership Buffalo Medaille College The New Millennium Group New York State Motor Truck Association The Olmsted Crescent Parkside Community Association The Preservation Coalition State University Buffalo Western New York Trucking Association

5 JANUARY 9, 2002 STUDY OBJECTIVE Determine potential transportation improvements for all modes of travel Determine impacts of potential transportation improvements Create a unifying facility that enhances the ambience of the surrounding historic, cultural and educational environment

6 JANUARY 9, 2002 STUDY PURPOSE Identify Potential Projects Assist with Policy Decisions

7 JANUARY 9, 2002 STUDY PROCESS October 18, 2001 November 28, 2001 January 31, 2002 June, 2002 October, 2002 January, 2003 March, 2003 January 9, 2002 April, 2002 January, 2003 Initial Stakeholder Meeting Study Kickoff Stakeholder Input for Key Issues Tech Memo 1 Existing Conditions, Problem Id, Key Issues and Options Public Information Meeting Draft Study Final Study/EPP Completed Advisory Group Meeting Study Overview Advisory Group Input for Key Issues Tech Memo 2 Evaluation of Needs and Assessments for Selected Alternatives Tech Memo 3 Conceptual Alternative Development with Study Costs and Schedule Public Information Meeting Public Information Meeting

8 JANUARY 9, 2002 STUDY ASSUMPTIONS Significant modifications to the elevation or alignment will not be made Corridor will not be filled in or covered Alternatives will be progressed to re- engineer the corridor such that it will fit in better with the surrounding area

9 JANUARY 9, 2002 EXISTING CONDITIONS Traffic –Functionally classified as an urban principal arterial expressway –Average annual daily traffic is up to 55,000 vehicles per day –The Parkside intersection operates at a poor level of service –Pedestrian/bicyclist access to separate portions of the park is problematic Safety –A high volume of rear end accidents at Lincoln Park EB entrance ramp, Nottingham ramp, Delaware Avenue EB entrance ramps, and Agassiz Circle –Conflicts between pedestrian/bicyclists and motor vehicles at crossings Aesthetics

10 JANUARY 9, 2002 EXISTING TRAFFIC

11 JANUARY 9, 2002 EXISTING TRAFFIC

12 JANUARY 9, 2002 EXISTING SAFETY

13 JANUARY 9, 2002 EXISTING AESTHETICS

14 JANUARY 9, Address vehicle capacity issues/concerns Agassiz Circle Key Issues 1

15 JANUARY 9, Address vehicle capacity issues/concerns 2High visibility pedestrian signals, crosswalks, etc. Agassiz Circle Key Issues 2

16 JANUARY 9, Address vehicle capacity issues/concerns 2High visibility pedestrian signals, crosswalks, etc. 1Address vehicle capacity issues/concerns 2High visibility pedestrian signals, crosswalks, etc. 3Historic park entrance issues Agassiz Circle Key Issues 3

17 JANUARY 9, Address vehicle capacity issues/concerns 2High visibility pedestrian signals, crosswalks, etc. 1Address vehicle capacity issues/concerns 2High visibility pedestrian signals, crosswalks, etc. 3Historic park entrance issues 1Address vehicle capacity issues/concerns 2High visibility pedestrian signals, crosswalks, etc. 3Historic park entrance issues 4Roundabout Agassiz Circle Key Issues 44

18 JANUARY 9, Address vehicle capacity issues/concerns 2High visibility pedestrian signals, crosswalks, etc. 1Address vehicle capacity issues/concerns 2High visibility pedestrian signals, crosswalks, etc. 3Historic park entrance issues 1Address vehicle capacity issues/concerns 2High visibility pedestrian signals, crosswalks, etc. 3Historic park entrance issues 4Roundabout 1Address vehicle capacity issues/concerns 2High visibility pedestrian signals, crosswalks, etc. 3Historic park entrance issues 4Roundabout 5Pedestrian bridge Agassiz Circle Key Issues 5

19 JANUARY 9, Address vehicle capacity issues/concerns 2High visibility pedestrian signals, crosswalks, etc. 1Address vehicle capacity issues/concerns 2High visibility pedestrian signals, crosswalks, etc. 3Historic park entrance issues 1Address vehicle capacity issues/concerns 2High visibility pedestrian signals, crosswalks, etc. 3Historic park entrance issues 4Roundabout 1Address vehicle capacity issues/concerns 2High visibility pedestrian signals, crosswalks, etc. 3Historic park entrance issues 4Roundabout 5Pedestrian bridge Agassiz Circle Key Issues 1Address vehicle capacity issues/concerns 2High visibility pedestrian signals, crosswalks, etc. 3Historic park entrance issues 4Roundabout 5Pedestrian bridge 6Add a driveway from Park Maintenance Facility to Meadowview Drive 6

20 JANUARY 9, 2002 Parks Maintenance Center Key Issues 1Relocate facility

21 JANUARY 9, 2002 Parks Maintenance Center Key Issues 1Relocate facility 2Add a signal at main driveway 2

22 JANUARY 9, 2002 Parks Maintenance Center Key Issues 1Relocate facility 2Add a signal at main driveway 1Relocate facility 2Add a signal at main driveway 3Add an acceleration lane 3

23 JANUARY 9, 2002 Parks Maintenance Center Key Issues 1Relocate facility 2Add a signal at main driveway 1Relocate facility 2Add a signal at main driveway 3Add an acceleration lane 1Relocate facility 2Add a signal at main driveway 3Add an acceleration lane 4Tunnel/bridge access directly to park 4

24 JANUARY 9, 2002 Parks Maintenance Center Key Issues 1Relocate facility 2Add a signal at main driveway 1Relocate facility 2Add a signal at main driveway 3Add an acceleration lane 1Relocate facility 2Add a signal at main driveway 3Add an acceleration lane 4Tunnel/bridge access directly to park 5 1Relocate facility 2Add a signal at main driveway 3Add an acceleration lane 4Tunnel/bridge access directly to park 5Extend deceleration lane

25 JANUARY 9, 2002 Parks Maintenance Center Key Issues 1Relocate facility 2Add a signal at main driveway 1Relocate facility 2Add a signal at main driveway 3Add an acceleration lane 1Relocate facility 2Add a signal at main driveway 3Add an acceleration lane 4Tunnel/bridge access directly to park 1Relocate facility 2Add a signal at main driveway 3Add an acceleration lane 4Tunnel/bridge access directly to park 5Extend deceleration lane 1Relocate facility 2Add a signal at main driveway 3Add an acceleration lane 4Tunnel/bridge access directly to park 5Extend deceleration lane 6Add a driveway from Park Maintenance Facility to Meadowview Drive 6

26 JANUARY 9, 2002 Radio Tower Key Issues 1Eliminate access from Route 198 1

27 JANUARY 9, 2002 Radio Tower Key Issues 1Eliminate access from Route 198 2Eliminate entire facility 2 Relocate Tower

28 JANUARY 9, 2002 Delaware Interchange Key Issues 1Replace Nottingham entrance/exit ramp 31

29 JANUARY 9, 2002 Delaware Interchange Key Issues 1Replace Nottingham entrance/exit ramp 2Diamond interchange

30 JANUARY 9, 2002 Delaware Interchange Key Issues 1Replace Nottingham entrance/exit ramp 2Diamond interchange 1Replace Nottingham entrance/exit ramp 2Diamond interchange 3Pedestrian tunnel/bridge to connect meadow and lake 3

31 JANUARY 9, 2002 Delaware Interchange Key Issues 4At grade intersection

32 JANUARY 9, 2002 Delaware Interchange Key Issues 4At grade intersection Offset at grade intersection Recreation Path

33 JANUARY 9, 2002 North Lincoln Interchange 1Eliminate ramp Lincoln Interchange Key Issues 1

34 JANUARY 9, 2002 North Lincoln Interchange 1Eliminate ramp North Lincoln Interchange 1Eliminate ramp 2Eliminate pedestrian bridge, signalize intersection Lincoln Interchange Key Issues 2 2

35 JANUARY 9, 2002 North Lincoln Interchange 1Eliminate ramp North Lincoln Interchange 1Eliminate ramp 2Eliminate pedestrian bridge, signalize intersection Lincoln Interchange Key Issues 3 North Lincoln Interchange 1Eliminate ramp 2Eliminate pedestrian bridge, signalize intersection South Lincoln Interchange 3Narrow travel lane, embellish parking/pedestrian space

36 JANUARY 9, 2002 North Lincoln Interchange 1Eliminate ramp North Lincoln Interchange 1Eliminate ramp 2Eliminate pedestrian bridge, signalize intersection Lincoln Interchange Key Issues 4 North Lincoln Interchange 1Eliminate ramp 2Eliminate pedestrian bridge, signalize intersection South Lincoln Interchange 3Narrow travel lane, embellish parking/pedestrian space North Lincoln Interchange 1Eliminate ramp 2Eliminate pedestrian bridge, signalize intersection South Lincoln Interchange 3Narrow travel lane, embellish parking/pedestrian space 4Close Lincoln to motor vehicles

37 JANUARY 9, 2002 North Lincoln Interchange 1Eliminate ramp North Lincoln Interchange 1Eliminate ramp 2Eliminate pedestrian bridge, signalize intersection Lincoln Interchange Key Issues North Lincoln Interchange 1Eliminate ramp 2Eliminate pedestrian bridge, signalize intersection South Lincoln Interchange 3Narrow travel lane, embellish parking/pedestrian space North Lincoln Interchange 1Eliminate ramp 2Eliminate pedestrian bridge, signalize intersection South Lincoln Interchange 3Narrow travel lane, embellish parking/pedestrian space 4Close Lincoln to motor vehicles 5 North Lincoln Interchange 1Eliminate ramp 2Eliminate pedestrian bridge, signalize intersection South Lincoln Interchange 3Narrow travel lane, embellish parking/pedestrian space 4Close Lincoln to motor vehicles 5Signalize intersection

38 JANUARY 9, Partial at grade intersection Elmwood Interchange Key Issues

39 JANUARY 9, Partial at grade intersection 2Single point interchange Elmwood Interchange Key Issues

40 JANUARY 9, Partial at grade intersection 2Single point interchange Elmwood Interchange Key Issues

41 JANUARY 9, Partial at grade intersection 2Single point interchange Elmwood Interchange Key Issues 1Partial at grade intersection 2Single point interchange 3Eliminate westbound exit ramp 4 3

42 JANUARY 9, 2002 Buffalo State Key Issues 1Vegetative wall covering along perimeter road 1

43 JANUARY 9, 2002 Buffalo State Key Issues 1Vegetative wall covering along perimeter road 2Vegetative buffer at parking lot 2

44 JANUARY 9, 2002 Buffalo State Key Issues 1Vegetative wall covering along perimeter road 2Vegetative buffer at parking lot 1Vegetative wall covering along perimeter road 2Vegetative buffer at parking lot 3Add pedestrian bridge

45 JANUARY 9, 2002 Buffalo State Key Issues 1Vegetative wall covering along perimeter road 2Vegetative buffer at parking lot 1Vegetative wall covering along perimeter road 2Vegetative buffer at parking lot 3Add pedestrian bridge 1Vegetative wall covering along perimeter road 2Vegetative buffer at parking lot 3Add pedestrian bridge 4Add EB exit to Buffalo State

46 JANUARY 9, 2002 Grant Interchange Key Issues 1Landscape improvements 1 1 1

47 JANUARY 9, 2002 Grant Interchange Key Issues 1Landscape improvements 2Selective pruning along creek 2

48 JANUARY 9, 2002 Grant Interchange Key Issues 1Landscape improvements 2Selective pruning along creek 1Landscape improvements 2Selective pruning along creek 3NYSDOT proposed improvements to bridge 3

49 JANUARY 9, 2002 Median/Lighting Options Key Issues OptionsExisting

50 JANUARY 9, 2002 General Key Issues Speed change Name change Roadside aesthetics Gateway Emergency pull offs

51 JANUARY 9, 2002 NEXT STEPS Address comments received from the public Prepare Technical Memorandum #1 - Existing Conditions, Problem Identification, Key Issues and Options Next Public Information Meeting Scheduled for April, 2002

52 JANUARY 9, 2002 QUESTIONS & COMMENTS Are there any other locations or key issues that we should address? Are there any other ideas for potential solutions?


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