BUFFALO – The New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT) is announcing the transport of super loads for the Wind Turbine project in Arkwright through portions of three Western New York counties – Erie, Cattaraugus, and Chautauqua – is scheduled to begin next Tuesday, April 17. As a result, intersection traffic stops will occur.
Beginning on Tuesday, April 17, the transport of wind turbine parts is scheduled to begin from a loading site on Lakeshore Road (NY Route 5) in the town of Hamburg, Erie County, and will proceed along a designated route to the town of Arkwright, Chautauqua County. One daily convoy is scheduled to occur each weekday from April 17 through April 20. Beginning on April 23, up to four convoys will occur each weekday through June 12.
The transports will be escorted by New York State Police.
Between the hours of 9 a.m. and 3 p.m., State Police will temporarily stop traffic where required along the route which will include NY Route 5, NY Route 179 (Milestrip Road), McKinley Parkway, NY Route 391 and US Route 219 in Erie County.
As well as US Route 219, NY Route 242, NY Route 394, Interstate 86 (between Randolph and Jamestown), NY Route 60 (between Jamestown and Pomfret), US Route 20, and NY Route 39 in Cattaraugus and Chautauqua Counties.
Motorists should expect slow and stopped traffic upon encountering the transport as it proceeds along the route.