Cuomo Announces Progress on Peace Bridge Plaza

10:03 AM, Aug 6, 2012   |    comments
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BUFFALO, NY - New York Governor Andrew Cuomo was in Buffalo Saturday to make a long-awaited announcement.

Two improvement projects will soon begin at the Peace Bridge Plaza.

First, the Peace Bridge Authority has approved a $20 million project to improve and expand the U.S Customs Commercial Building. Gov. Cuomo says the new building will significantly decrease traffic congestion and help with customs processing.

The construction project is expected to create hundreds of jobs and revitalize our economy.

Final design of the U.S Customs Commercial Building will begin later this month. Construction is scheduled to begin Fall 2013 and take about 18-24 months to complete.

The second improvement to the Peace Bridge Corridor deals with the transfer of a two-block portion of Busti Avenue.

New York State and the City of Buffalo have come to a preliminary agreement regarding the transfer. The final sale of the two-block portion, between Vermont Street and Massachusetts Avenue, will be determined by appraisal.

The state funds used to to purchase Busti Avenue will ultimately be transferred to the PBA for renovations to the Peace Bridge Plaza.


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