BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) - Congressman Brian Higgins announced some projects currently underway along Buffalo's Outer Harbor.
Higgins was joined by local contractors at the Tift Street Pier Monday, one of the many sites now included in a $4 million dollar renaissance.
"All of these projects have a short term construction schedule and that's why I say over the next 24 months these projects will change Buffalo for the next 100 years and for the better," Higgins said.
Crews are expecting to have things completely finished and in working order by next spring.
The $4.2 million spent on the projects will improve public access and recreational opportunities along the Outer Harbor.
New features currently under construction include a steel ribbon walkway leading to an observation pier covered by a canopy as well as planks connecting a floating dock to the pier.
Along the Outer Harbor Parkway and Fuhrmann Blvd will be a bicycle and pedestrian path lines with granite.
These past and present improvements over the last three years on the Outer Harbor cost a total of $124 million.
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