CHEEKTOWAGA, NY – From our tip line, concerns over a fence meant to separate pedestrians from the NYS Thruway, and why it has not been repaired for more than 6 years.
The section of missing fence in question is along a pedestrian path, on the north side of the Kensington expressway as it passes over I-90. The path, un-shoveled and overgrown with weeds, is located between two pedestrian bridges, which connect Old Maryvale Drive and Maryvale Drive.
From where the fence is broken down, anyone could wander to the thruway, down a hill that might prove tempting for some kids with a sense of adventure, a lack of common sense, and access to a sled or a snowboard.
It appears the condition has existed since July 10, 2007, when the section of fence was torn down in a freak accident when a motorist careened off the 33, through the fence, and onto the Thruway below.