I190 West Through Buffalo Tip Through Construction

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Grumpy Old Man's Comment
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If you are traveling through Buffalo on I190 through the construction (or any time, really), here is a tip to avoid fighting to get into the EZ Pass lane at the Lackawanna toll booths.

Take the exit for 219, and stay in the left lane. It goes right back onto I190, and drops you straight into the EZ Pass lane.

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∆_Danielsahn_∆'s Comment
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I am in Erie, PA atm, heading that way, tomorrow. How bad have they messed it up, beyond the usual?

andhe78's Comment
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All the lanes will take ez pass. Often quicker to go through an empty “regular” lane, than wait behind the line at the 20 mph lane, cause there is always someone who doesn’t realize they don’t have to stop.😁

Grumpy Old Man's Comment
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All the lanes will take ez pass. Often quicker to go through an empty “regular” lane, than wait behind the line at the 20 mph lane, cause there is always someone who doesn’t realize they don’t have to stop.😁

I haven’t had to stop but fighting with traffic is a pain.

Same as last year Danielsahn. But if you aren’t in the leftmost lane coming from Erie you have to go on Ridge Rd.

∆_Danielsahn_∆'s Comment
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All the lanes will take ez pass. Often quicker to go through an empty “regular” lane, than wait behind the line at the 20 mph lane, cause there is always someone who doesn’t realize they don’t have to stop.😁

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I haven’t had to stop but fighting with traffic is a pain.

Same as last year Danielsahn. But if you aren’t in the leftmost lane coming from Erie you have to go on Ridge Rd.

This time was just like last. The right side doesn't actually just go go to Ridge. That's just the direction of the ridge at exit. "express" to the left, "local" to the right. It's a lot easier to go to the right, especially if you are hitting I190, you don't have to fight your way across from the left.

Grumpy Old Man's Comment
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All the lanes will take ez pass. Often quicker to go through an empty “regular” lane, than wait behind the line at the 20 mph lane, cause there is always someone who doesn’t realize they don’t have to stop.😁

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I haven’t had to stop but fighting with traffic is a pain.

Same as last year Danielsahn. But if you aren’t in the leftmost lane coming from Erie you have to go on Ridge Rd.

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This time was just like last. The right side doesn't actually just go go to Ridge. That's just the direction of the ridge at exit. "express" to the left, "local" to the right. It's a lot easier to go to the right, especially if you are hitting I190, you don't have to fight your way across from the left.

Yeah, sorry. Not actually on Ridge. I just got in the left EZ Pass lane from the start. The road is much smoother on the new side. :)

Liam B.'s Comment
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My friend is going to go this route tomorrow, thank you, give him the information!

Jeremy's Comment
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Yea unless you get in that left lane a mile or more before the toll booth the 4 wheelers will never let you in

Don's Comment
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I went through that toll gate today. I stayed on 1-90 and did not need to take exit 219, so I am confused by your recommendation.

Grumpy Old Man's Comment
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I went through that toll gate today. I stayed on 1-90 and did not need to take exit 219, so I am confused by your recommendation.

You don’t need to, but I’m heavy traffic it gets you straight into the 20 mph EZ Pass lane, and most times is less traffic as well, and this faster. No fighting to change lanes st the booth.

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