Buffalo Corridor Study
The New York State Thruway Authority (Authority) and the New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT), in cooperation with the Federal Highway Administration, have initiated a Corridor Study on the New York State Thruway near Buffalo in Erie County. The Corridor Study is being conducted on I-90 between Interchanges 49 (Transit Road) and 53 (I-190) and on the Youngmann Memorial Highway (I-290) between (I-90) and Interchange 7 (Main Street). The purpose of this study is to develop a plan to address capacity, structural, safety, and operational needs for this section of the Interstate Highway System over the next 30 years.
About the Study
I-90 at NY 33 facing North
Specific areas that are being evaluated include:
- Mainline mobility
- Structural condition of Thruway/ DOT pavements and bridges
- Congestion and access at Interchanges
The study will identify improvements needed to meet increasing traffic demands and projects that could be developed to meet these demands.
I-90 at NY 33 facing South
Potential improvements that will be studied include:
- Reconfiguration of the I-90 interchanges with: I-290, NY 33, Walden Avenue, William Street and Transit Road
- Reconfiguration of the I-290 interchange with NY Route 5 (Main Street)
- Addition of a travel lane(s) in each direction
Other improvements may be studied as the Corridor's needs are analyzed. In the future, this Website will identify the needs and alternatives under consideration.