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July 14, 2021

Towns of Wales and Alden unanimously pass resolutions in support of maintaining the critically important thoroughfare for thousands of commuters


(ERIE COUNTY, NY) – Erie County Comptroller Stefan Mychajliw continues traveling across Erie County, asking town boards to pass resolutions in support to “Save Our Skyway” and two more town boards have done so.

Following Comptroller Mychajliw’s remarks to the Wales Town Board on Tuesday, July 13th, 2021, led by Supervisor Rickey Venditti, that honorable body unanimously passed a resolution to Save Our Skyway. The resolution is being sent to New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo, along with state and federal agencies and elected officials.

The Alden Town Board, under the leadership of Supervisor Dean Adamski, also recently passed a resolution to Save Our Skyway.

To date, the Towns of Hamburg, Eden, Sardinia, Concord, West Seneca, Collins, Evans, Wales, and Alden passed resolutions in favor of maintaining the elevated structure that serves as an important corridor for Hamburg and Southtowns commuters.

“Tearing down the Skyway will hurt taxpayers across Erie County. For those of us that live in Hamburg and the Southtowns it would eliminate an important and timely corridor in and out of downtown Buffalo. If New York State has its way, 42,500 cars per day would be diverted to the Thruway. This could greatly lengthen commute time for thousands of people.” 

“One of the wonderful things about living here is getting anywhere in 20 minutes. Removing the Skyway will diminish our quality of life. I am thankful to all of the towns that join our mission to Save Our Skyway,” said Comptroller Mychajliw.

The Town of Evans will host a public hearing on the issue of “Saving Our Skyway” on Wednesday, July 21st, 2021. The meeting is scheduled to begin at 7:10 PM.

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