Brown said that The 600 block of main street between Tupper and Chippewa is expected to be finished with construction in the fall, at that time construction will begin on the 21 million dollar redevelopment of the 500 block of Main between Chippewa and Mohawk.
Brown said that the improvements include new curbs, sidewalks, and traffic signals, along with on-street parking, which the mayor said will make Main Street even more attractive to private investment.
"Between the 500 block and the 600 block, we're already up to over 0 million dollars in private sector spending that's going to take place' said Brown.
"We think that through this project... Main Street is going to become again one of the most vibrant streets in all of Western New York" Brown said.
Commissioner of Public Works Steven Stepniak added that the businesses that currently reside along Main Street are pleased with the progress of the project, and that they will benefit from the increased foot, car, and bicycle traffic that the finished project will bring.
Construction on the 500 block of Main Street is expected to take 16 months.
Here is a 3-D simulated video provided by the Mayor's Office: