MYTH: The Parkway Retentionists believe Lewiston Road "is not acceptable [as an alternate route] primarily because this is a safety issue. The Parkway already is a safe and reliable transportation route.. Lewiston Road is home to thousands of area residents as well as the Maple Avenue School in DeVeaux. The road simply is not configured to safely maintain the tens of thousands of vehicles that currently use the Parkway on an annual basis."
FACT: Lewiston Road is a 4-lane highway home to a private elementary school, Sacred Heart Villa. A map clearly shows Lewiston Road runs parallel to the Robert Moses Parkway. The gorge parkway is a redunency.
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In 2005, one county legislator called it the "Berlin Wall."