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NYSDOT Closing Route 198 Ramp to Niagara Street

TRAVELER ADVISORY

The New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT) has announced that bridge maintenance will be conducted on NY Route 198, Scajaquada Expressway, in the City of Buffalo, Erie County, on Monday, November 8, and Tuesday, November 9.   

As a result, the NY Route 198 westbound off ramp to NY Route 266, Niagara Street, will be closed beginning at 9:00 a.m. until approximately 3:00 p.m.Traffic will be directed to follow a posted detour.  The detour route shall direct traffic to continue westbound on NY Route 198, to Interstate 190 northbound.  Traffic will then proceed northbound on Interstate 190 to Exit 12, Amherst Street, where it will intersect with Niagara Street.

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