NY 198

The NY 198 corridor was originally served by Scajaqueda Drive and Humboldt Parkway, which were two surface streets through Delaware Park. They were upgraded to a freeway known as the Scajaqueda Expressway (NY 198) in the 1960s, connecting NY 33 to I-190. Resident opposition to the expressway has always been high, and a fatal accident in 2015 resulted in a speed limit reduction from 50 to 30, a restriping of the road to narrow lanes and eliminate acceleration/deceleration lanes, and install guiderail. The accident also caused the movement to remove the freeway to rise into prominence and become very politically influential with both Buffalo and the state.

Mile Eastbound Westbound Notes
Erie County
Speed Limit 30
0.0 NY 198 I-190 South
Downtown
0.0 I-190 North
Niagara Falls
0.1 NY 265 NY 266
0.8 Grant Street
Buffalo State College
1.5 Elmwood Avenue South
Art Gallery
1.5 Elmwood Avenue
Art Gallery
History Museum
Elmwood Avenue North
History Museum
2.1 NY 384 South
Delaware Avenue
NY 384
Delaware Avenue
2.1 NY 384 North
Delaware Avenue
2.7 Parkside Avenue
Buffalo Zoo
At-grade intersection
Former traffic circle
3.0 NY 5
Main Street
No commercial vehicles
3.5 NY 33 East
Airport
3.5 NY 33 West
Downtown
NY 198 west
Speed Limit 30
Erie County

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