DOT Mulling ‘road diet’ for South Union Road

April 16, 2018

When South Union Road is restriped this year, should it go on a “road diet?”

That’s the question before officials from the Town of Amherst, Village of Williamsville and state Department of Transportation as the state considers downsizing the busy stretch of South Union, from Wehrle Drive north to Main Street, from four lanes to three.

The DOT at a public meeting in November proposed one 12-foot wide travel lane in each direction, a 14-foot wide two-way center turn lane and a shoulder of up to five feet. The current configuration is two travel lanes in each direction and no shoulder.
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