A major Western New York road will be shutting down for three days in May and the closure will be sure to cause plenty of delays in the North Towns.

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If you happen to travel the stretch of Niagara Falls Boulevard through North Tonawanda, where it crosses Erie Avenue and Shawnee Road, you know how much of a mess it has become.  Over time, the railroad tracks that make their way across the boulevard have become a hazard to everyone's shocks and struts, who dares to make their way over them.

Well, something is finally being done about it, as the intersection is expected to be closed in early May. The New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT) has issued an advisory that the intersection of Niagara Falls Boulevard (U.S. Route 62) at Erie Avenue and Shawnee Road (State Route 425) in the City of North Tonawanda, will be closed to traffic starting at 8 am on Monday, May 9th.

The closure will hopefully resolve the issue with the CSX railroad crossing and is expected to last three days, weather permitting.

With Niagara Falls Boulevard being such a major thoroughfare through the North Towns, delays can be expected.

Northbound traffic on Niagara Falls Boulevard will be directed to follow a posted detour along East Robinson Road/North French Road.

Southbound traffic on Niagara Falls Boulevard will be directed to follow a posted detour along Ward Road.

 

Pedestrians will follow a posted detour along St. Jude Circle and Kingston Avenue.

So, be prepared for major delays in the area come early May.  Your cars shocks and struts will thank you later.

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