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NY DOT announces $7.8 million Kensington Expressway resurfacing project

The entire length of the expressway will be resurfaced starting in early June.

BUFFALO, N.Y. — On Tuesday, New York State Department of Transportation Commissioner Marie Therese Dominguez announced a nearly $8 million project to resurface the Kensington Expressway.

Beginning in June, State Route 33 will be resurfaced in its entirety from Elm/Oak Arterial to State Route 240.

“Under Governor Hochul’s leadership, New York State is investing in infrastructure projects that bring people together, strengthen communities and keep our economy growing,” Dominguez said. “The Kensington Expressway is a vital artery and this resurfacing project will help give motorists in the Buffalo area a smoother ride as we work to make the corridor even better for both those who use the highway and those who live around it.”

The project will mill and resurface about 6 miles of the expressway and ramps with new asphalt. Pavement striping and traffic signs will also be replaced to improve visibility for drivers. 

Additionally, curb ramps along the expressways ramps will be replaced to comply with with the Americans with Disabilities Act. Fencing located on the raised median between Locust Street and Goodell Street will be replaced.

Lane closures and lane restrictions will occur primarily at night and during off-peak hours. Detours will be posted to ensure good traffic flow.

The project is also said to help with flow of people as as NYSDOT advances a separate project to reconnect the east-west neighborhoods that were divided by the construction of the roadway.

“I applaud and thank DOT for the upcoming resurfacing of the Route 33 Kensington Expressway. Please remember to drive safely, especially in work zones. While this $7.8 million project will cause an inconvenience of traffic and lane closures, motorists will ultimately reap the benefits of less wear and tear on their vehicles, keeping hard-earned money in their pockets to spend on their households,” Assemblymember Crystal Peoples-Stokes, Majority Leader of the New York State Assembly, said.

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