State Sen. Timothy M. Kennedy is calling on Albany to release the findings of its study of potential removal of the Skyway and traffic alternatives to crossing the Buffalo River.
In a letter to State Transportation Commissioner Joan McDonald, the Buffalo Democrat asked for an update on the state “plausibility review” following new plans to transfer outer harbor land to two state agencies.
“The people of Buffalo and Western New York deserve to know what the DOT’s review found or what’s been holding it up,” he wrote.
“The ‘structurally deficient’ and ‘functionally obsolete’ Skyway is a physical barrier impeding continued economic progress, and razing it will open up new opportunities for development along our city’s shoreline,” Kennedy said.
He asked the commissioner to come to Buffalo soon to provide an update on the state’s studies.