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Home > Leadership > Mayor > Archived Press Releases > 2013 Archives > July 2013 > Start of Humboldt Parkway Infrastructure Improvement Project

Start of Humboldt Parkway Infrastructure Improvement Project

Improvements are part of the 2013 citywide infrastructure program that will touch nearly every aspect of the city’s infrastructure network; city has already invested over $45 million in citywide infrastructure improvements since 2006

July 9, 2013 – Mayor Byron Brown today announced that the $1.2 million Humboldt Parkway Resurfacing Project is now underway on Buffalo’s East Side, continuing the city’s ambitious 2013 citywide infrastructure program and further complementing a larger plan for the Martin Luther King Park neighborhood. 
 “Whether it is repaving our roads, repairing our buildings or revitalizing parks, we must continue to restore and strengthen Buffalo’s core,” said Mayor Brown.  “The $1.2 million Humboldt Parkway Infrastructure Improvement Project will have a tremendous impact on this neighborhood, spurring more economic development opportunity and further improving safety for pedestrians.”
The improvements to Humboldt Parkway, funded through city bond funds, will include the resurfacing of a 2.5 mile stretch of roadway.  Both sides of Humboldt Parkway will be paved from Delavan to Northampton.  Only the west side will be paved on Humboldt Parkway, from Delavan to Main.  The plan also calls for new ADA ramps, new striping with buffered bike lanes and signal upgrades with new wireless detection technology.
The improvements to Humboldt Parkway are part of Mayor Brown’s ambitious citywide infrastructure improvement program.  More than $45 million has been invested in infrastructure citywide since 2006, with another $6 million plus planned for the 2013 construction season.

The improvements to Humboldt Parkway are also designed to further complement a $28 million plus investment in the Martin Luther King Park neighborhood which includes: the new $4.5 million Splash Pad at MLK Park, the $2.2 million redevelopment of Fillmore Avenue and a number of other investments made in this area since 2006:

  • $800,000 MLK Park Shelter House Improvements
  • $350,000 MLK Park Picnic Shelter
  • $16 million St. Martin Village Project
  • $700,000 Fillmore Avenue Signal System Improvements and the demolition of 130 blighted structures, at a cost of $1.9 million.