BUFFALO, NY - A million-dollar streetscape project scheduled to begin next spring in the city's Lovejoy neighborhood will include the replacement of existing street lighting with energy-saving LED lights; reconstruction of curbs, sidewalks and gutters; and new handicap-accessible walkways.
"These types of projects only add to the quality of life for the residents and businesses in the area," said Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown in a statement released Tuesday afternoon. "Significant infrastructure improvements like this also strengthen the neighborhoods and help attract new investment into the area."
The mayor also thanked Common Council President Fontana for helping to bring the $1.3 million project to fruition.
Said Fontana, "These Lovejoy District communities are already desirable neighborhoods and these improvements to the business strips will further enhance their appeal to new and existing residents."
The project is expected to be completed by the end of summer next year. It's being funded through the city's capital budget. LiRo Engineers, Inc. is the consultant engineer for the project.
Similar streetscape projects are also planned for the Fillmore Avenue and Elmwood Avenue neighborhoods.