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    Road removal plan seeks to connect Niagara Falls to ‘greatest waterfront in the world’

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    From the Buffalo News:

    The plan calls for removing a 2-mile section of the Niagara Scenic Parkway in Niagara Falls.

    And it’s getting some good reviews.

    “We certainly see it as a positive opportunity for us,” said Gary K. Siddall, executive director of the Aquarium of Niagara. “There’s a lot of obstruction (now) with the bridge over the parkway and the parkway itself. It cuts us off from the tourist areas.”

    Reshaping Niagara’s scenic parkway

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    From the Niagara Gazette:

    For many years it served as a battleground of sorts in an at-times bitter community conversation about the value of the roadway.

    Today, the parkway formerly known as Robert Moses has been renamed the Niagara Scenic Parkway and substantial portions on both the north and south ends have either been slated for large-scale changes or are already in the process of being reconfigured.

    Financial support from Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s Buffalo Billion economic development initiative paved the way for new, multi-million-dollar parkway plans.

    Governor announces $3.5M for parkway removal effort

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    From the Niagara Gazette:

    A $3.5 million payment for the final design phase of the Niagara Gorge Project has been approved by the New York Power Authority.

    The project includes the removal of 2 miles of expressway segments of the Niagara Scenic Parkway, and replacing it with a scenic trail network and smaller road for local traffic to enhance access to the waterfront and adjoining neighborhoods in Niagara Falls.“The Niagara Gorge is a natural wonder that, because of the former Robert Moses Parkway, has effectively been walled off to the public for far too long,” Gov. Andrew Cuomo said in a statement. “This action brings us one step closer toward finishing this project and increasing access to this scenic gem for Western New Yorkers and visitors alike.”

    It seems to take Niagara Falls, NY a very long time to get these sorts of projects approved, funded, and then completed!

    Robert Moses Parkway to be renamed Niagara Scenic Parkway

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    From WIVB Channel 4 in Buffalo:

    “We’re going to make this place a better place,” Gov. Andrew Cuomo said while visiting Niagara Falls Thursday.

    Cuomo, and those who spoke before him, touched on a number of topics involving the improvement of the city through his $1 billion NY Parks 2020 program.

    The most significant change coming though, is the renaming of a much-used highway — Robert Moses Parkway.

    The extensive road reaches from the Grand Island Bridge, all the way into the town of Porter, and will soon feature a name more characteristic of it’s location near the Niagara River and Lake Ontario. The route will soon be known as “Niagara Scenic Parkway.”

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