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The Robert Moses Parkway in Niagara Falls near the Whirlpool Bridge saw little traffic when this photo was taken in 2011. (Photo by Derek Gee / Buffalo News)


By Charlie Specht

The Robert Moses Parkway has been despised by the City of Niagara Falls since it was built in the 1960s. 

But not all people on the Niagara Frontier want to see the roadway ripped out, as the state is considering. In fact, a small but vocal group of "parkway preservationists" in Lewiston want the road to remain as a direct north-south route for tourists coming from Niagara Falls.

That's just one reason the redesign of the parkway is a complicated issue, and one that likely won't be resolved for another few years. 

As we await the state's latest design on Wednesday, it might be useful to take a look at the six designs State Parks officials are using to make their decision. The six options -- which range from total removal to total restoration and everything in between -- will be narrowed down to three on Wednesday. 

To jog your memory, you can find all six alternatives at the bottom of this New York State Parks web page

I should also note that the project in question deals with the northern section of the Moses, from Niagara Falls to Lewiston. The southern section -- near the entrance to Niagara Falls State Park -- and the section from Lewiston to Youngstown are part of a separate planning process.

Confusing indeed.


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