In his letter, Cuomo also directed the department to install speed messaging boards to alert drivers of the change, which is effective immediately.
Brown called Saturday’s accident a “freak occurrence.”
“As we have checked, something like this has not happened in the past and we want to make sure that it doesn’t happen in the future,” he said.
Officials have not said that speed played a role in Saturday’s fatal crash and Leatherbarrow declined to comment Sunday on a possible cause. But Buffalo government and community leaders are continuing to talk about the need for additional radical changes to slow down the Scajaquada and improve public safety.
It has never happened before and we don’t know why it happened, yet here we are talking about “radical” changes.
The death of a child is terrible and there should be a guard rail along that stretch. But this is likely going to be used to further push for the removal of the 198 as we know it:
… the Department was asked by a number of individuals and organizations, including Assemblyman Sean Ryan, to re-examine a broader range of alternatives, including a two-lane alternative, and an alternative which completely removes the NY 198 within Delaware Park.
I think that area would be great as a parkway but how would they remove it from Delaware Park entirely?