Tonawanda News

The Town

June 7, 2013

DOT narrows Delaware Ave. to two lanes, median

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Tonawanda News — He said that his commute to work is a bit smoother, too. 

“When I’m coming into my store, I pulled over in the center turning lane to make a left,” Bolt said. “I sat there for about a minute while a ton of cars went by. In the past, I would have backed up traffic ... and people would have attempted to go around me.” 

The shared turning lane has also made it easier for drivers to make a left on to Delaware from the side streets, as drivers will only have to wait for traffic to clear on their side of the road before entering what many call the “suicide lane.”

Some parking on Delaware was lost at the north and south end of the village to account for the transition from two lanes to one, but DOT officials said the loss was minimal. 

Mang said they have experienced a timing problem with a light at LaSalle Avenue, but the light should be fixed within three weeks.

“The DOT kind of missed it in their plans,” Mang said. “I have heard some griping about that light but it really has nothing to do with the restriping and it will get fixed.”

Contact reporter Jessica Bagley at 693-1000 ext. 4150, or follow her on Twitter at @JessicaLBagley

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