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For Immediate Release: October 22, 2004

NYS THRUWAY AUTHORITY & DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
TO HOST OPEN HOUSE FOR BUFFALO CORRIDOR STUDY

The New York State Thruway Authority and Department of Transportation (DOT), in cooperation with the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), want to remind residents that there will be a public informational open house Monday, October 25, 2004, from 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Sheraton Four Points Hotel in the Town of Cheektowaga. A formal presentation about the Study will be given at 6:30 p.m.

The purpose of this open house is to inform the public about a current study of the I-90 Corridor, within the towns of Amherst and Cheektowaga, 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).

“While the Authority explores the needs of its Buffalo Corridor, it will engage in an aggressive outreach process to facilitate continuous communication with the public,” said Authority Executive Director Michael Fleischer. “The Authority is firm in its commitment that public input will inform and drive the technical process. Members of the public who may be affected by this important Study are encouraged to attend Monday night’s meeting.”

The purpose of the Buffalo Corridor Study is to develop a plan to address structural, safety, and operational needs within the corridor over the next 30 years. Project representatives will be on hand to describe the Study and receive public feedback.

For directions to the Sheraton Four Points Hotel or to learn more about the Buffalo Corridor Study, please visit the Thruway Authority’s homepage, at www.thruway.ny.gov , and click on “Buffalo Corridor Study,” or call the Authority’s Department of Planning Services at (518) 436-2703.

NOTE TO MEDIA: For an audio sound byte on this press release, pre-recorded by Authority Spokeswoman Sarah Kampf, please call 1-866-239-2845 and select the “Thruway” option.

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