NYSDOT Announces Extension of Public Comment Period for New York Gateway Connections Improvement Project

Project Scoping Comments Accepted Through July 22, 2013

ALBANY, NY (07/11/2013)(readMedia)-- The New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT), in coordination with the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), is extending the public comment period for the New York Gateway Connections Improvement Project to the U.S. Peace Bridge Plaza in the city of Buffalo, Erie County.

The project is currently in the scoping phase, which is the first stage in the project development. The scoping process will include opportunities for public involvement to express concerns about social, environmental and economic effects that may result from this action.

To ensure that the public has a chance to be heard during the scoping process, NYSDOT and FHWA have extended the 30-day scoping comment period to the close of business on July 22, 2013. The comment period was set to expire today.

As the project development process is just getting underway, comments on the proposed project from individuals, groups and officials are welcomed. There will be additional opportunities for public comment throughout the environmental process.

Comments may be submitted in writing by either of the following methods:

· By mail to:

NY Gateway Connections Improvement Project to the US Peace Bridge Plaza

NYSDOT-Design Office

100 Seneca Street

Buffalo, New York 14203

· By email to:


For more information on the project, please visit https://www.dot.ny.gov/nygateway.