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Context-Sensitive Highway Design Project

Roadways within the Town of Amherst are diverse and present varying challenges and opportunities for improvement. The Context Sensitive Highway Design Report was a collaborative effort intended to proactively address the transportation issues of various roadway types – “character corridors” – in the Town, while preserving and enhancing surrounding neighborhoods and commercial districts. It provides specific design guidance that will be used as a reference by the Town of Amherst, Erie County, and New York State Department of Transportation in designing future transportation improvement projects.

For more information on the project, please contact the Amherst Planning Department at (716) 631-7051.

For more information on context-sensitive highway design, please see the following links.

About Amherst

The Town of Amherst was established in 1818 and celebrated its 200th Anniversary in 2018. The town has a geographical area of 53.6 square miles and a population of greater than 122,000.

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