BUFFALO, N.Y. — After weeks of chaos on one of Buffalo's busiest thoroughfares, Delaware Avenue is finally striped.
There's now one lane in each direction and a middle turn lane, along with new bike lanes and marked pedestrian crossings.
Earlier this summer, crews completely repaved the stretch from North Street up to the "S" curves. But for more than a month, there was no striping, leading to a lot of confusion and near-accidents.
The City of Buffalo told 2 On Your Side last week that the contractor didn't expect to do the striping work until week after next, but it clearly got moved up on the schedule.
Delaware Avenue has been one of the major reconstruction projects in Buffalo this construction season. But there are also a lot of smaller upgrades happening on side streets throughout the city.
2 On Your Side asked the Public Works Department for an update on the more than $10 million in residential paving happening this year.
"Going well," Buffalo Public Works commissioner Michael Finn said. "I've heard a lot of feedback that there's a lot of; people are observing there's a lot of paving going on this year, which is true. I put them on schedule, and I hope that the weather cooperates so we can work into maybe even a little bit into November, like we did last year, and get a lot of work done."
We counted 157 different residential streets that are on the list to see at least some resurfacing happening this spring, summer, and into the fall.