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State unveils final design for Robert Moses Parkway - South project


Updated at 2 p.m.:

The state has published the final designs for taking out a 1-mile section of the Robert Moses Parkway along the upper Niagara River and replacing it with a more pedestrian-friendly "Riverway."

From John Daly Boulevard into Niagara Falls State Park, the parkway will be removed and replaced with two lanes for slower traffic. There will also be other changes, including new paths, crosswalks and nature areas aimed at allowing easier access to the waterfront. Construction is expected to begin later this year.

The above rendering is courtesy of Hatch Mott MacDonald. Here's the report (the appendices were not posted online, but are available at the state park and Niagara Falls Public Library, the state said):

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A casino objection, and a Niagara Falls waterfront connection

A computer image shows what’s in the offing as part of design to remove a section of the Robert Moses Parkway and optimize the connection between the City of Niagara Falls and the state park.

A couple of interesting items that popped up today:

•Republicans in the State Senate are going to propose that three new casinos be built in New York state, but not in Western New York, where the Seneca Nation of Indians already have three, including in Niagara Falls.

From Albany Bureau Chief Tom Precious' story:

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Aaron Besecker

Aaron Besecker

Aaron Besecker joined The Buffalo News in 2007, where he has covered communities in Western New York as a beat reporter, multimedia journalist and assistant online editor. A Buffalo native, he began his career in journalism at the Niagara Gazette.

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