Allen Street Improvement Project

Allen Street Reconstruction

aka Buffalo-Niagara Medical Campus-Allen Street Extension

The City of Buffalo Department of Public Works, Parks and Streets is excited to announce that Allen Street Reconstruction Project Phase 1 (Main Street to Delaware Avenue) will begin construction, weather permitting, on MONDAY, MARCH 11, 2019.

Initial work will focus on utility upgrades. There will be daily closures to certain intersections and block-by-block closures as the utilities are installed along Allen Street. Full block closure from Main Street to North Pearl Street will follow as full reconstruction continues. Bergmann Associates is the engineering firm responsible for the daily construction inspection and communication with the community.

Bergmann Associates will hold an open house on THURSDAY, MARCH 7 from 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM, located at the project field office (19 Allen Street) for any businesses, residents and property owners with questions, comments or concerns about the construction process.

The project staff will be on site all day long to take questions. Please use the front door on the right side of building and ring the Bergmann doorbell or call Joel Izzo (contact info below). Businesses, residents and property owners will be asked to share specific information about access needs to businesses, hours of operation, vendor delivery and pick-up, refuse pick-up, parking, one-way streets, etc. Bergmann will be available to answer questions, receive input, share contract drawings, discuss concerns and accommodations.

Further information may be obtained from:

Mr. Joel Izzo, Resident Engineer/Community Liaison
Bergmann Associates
19 Allen Street
Buffalo, NY 14202
Phone: (716) 512-1498

Project Overview
The City of Buffalo has initiated the Allen Street Extension Project to design and construct infrastructure improvements that increase mobility, enhance economic vitality, and improve safety.

Follow these links for construction details:

Overview of all meetings and construction plans to date

Overview of proposed streetscapes

Work Zone Staging for Allen St.

Work Zone Detours for Allen St. 

The project includes two phases:

Phase A will include the construction of a pedestrian/bicycle path between Washington Street and Oak Street in the Buffalo-Niagara Medical Campus (BNMC).  

Phase B  will construct infrastructure improvements that increase mobility, enhance economic vitality, and improve safety of the surrounding neighborhood. Streetscape improvements will start on Allen Street between Main Street and Delaware Avenue. A future phase to complete construction on Allen Street west to Wadsworth is dependent on obtaining additional funding. Construction will be phased over multiple constructions seasons to achieve the goals and accommodate funding availability.  The construction to the west of Main Street will be done block by block, meaning one block will be dismantled and rebuilt at a time in order to limit impact on businesses, residents and commuters.

The City of Buffalo has retained Bergmann Associates, in conjunction with their partners Halvorson Design Partnership, Ravi Engineering, RK Hite & Co., and Highland Planning, to design the Allen Street Extension Project. The project is being overseen by a Technical Advisory Committee with representatives from the City, Department of Public Works, Parks and Streets, the Mayor’s Office of Strategic Planning, New York State Department of Transportation, Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus, and the Allentown Association.