Last month, crews began working on a makeover of one of the city’s busiest streets.
The construction on Allen St. includes the replacement of electric and water lines, as well as other utilities.
The first phase of utility work is expected to take another two months, weather permitting.
City leaders expect to begin the second phase, block-by-block street work, by the beginning of this summer.
On Monday, Mayor Byron Brown announced the city had secured enough money for the second phase.
That second phase will revamp Allen St. from Main to Delaware Ave.
“You will see this street strategically located in the growing Buffalo Niagara medical campus,” Rep. Brian Higgins said. “In the shadows of Buffalo medical school, you will see new private sector investment in and along Allen St. with this investment of public dollars.”
Traffic will be affected as work continues, including daily lane closures through the rest of the summer.
The second and final phase that starts this summer is expected to be complete by the end of the next construction season.