Fifty years ago, as the section of I-290 between Millersport Highway and Niagara Falls Boulevard was being completed and readied for traffic, engineers were touting that traffic could get between these two points in about two minutes.
They obviously weren’t talking about rush hour during the school year.
The Amherst section cost $4.7 million dollars and took a year to build. It was anticipated that the Tonawanda sections, which would complete the link between the Niagara Thruway and the mainline Thruway, would be finished sometime the following summer.
“Youngmann Hwy. section to be opened in November”
“The new 1.8-mile section will carry traffic at legal speed limits in about two minutes from Millersport Hwy. to Niagara Falls Blvd.”