Study: Roads in Erie County haven’t been this good since 2000

Erie County

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) — A new study says roads in Erie County haven’t been in such good condition in decades.

The Greater Buffalo-Niagara Regional Transportation Council (GBNRTC) scored the conditions of roads from one to ten, ten being the best score.

This year, Erie County roads received a score just above seven.

The county has not received a score that high since 2000.

Erie County Legislator Lynne Dixon, who is challenging Mark Poloncarz for the position of County Executive, responded to the report.

“Mark Poloncarz is deceiving residents again,” Dixon said. “According to the GBNRTC and the Executive’s own press release, almost every year under the Poloncarz administration, the road score ratings for Erie County went down… Scores have also dropped since Poloncarz took over for his predecessor. The County Executive’s campaign is one big lie.”

A news release from Dixon noted road condition scores from previous years dating back to 2001:

  • 2017: 6.25
  • 2015: 6.16
  • 2013: 6.51
  • 2011: 6.59 (Poloncarz wins election)
  • 2009: 6.97
  • 2007: 6.91
  • 2005: 6.73
  • 2003: 6.24
  • 2001: 6.35

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