AN IMPORTANT MESSAGE FOR OUR COMMUNITY

For updates on the SNI response to Covid-19, click here to visit the Seneca Nation Coronavirus Response Hub.

To receive important updates via phone & text, click here and learn about the Regroup Messaging System.

As cases of COVID-19 increase in our area, remember that you or someone you encounter may have the virus and not know it or display symptoms. There are many ways to prevent infection and stop the spread. Whether you feel healthy or not- stay home, wash your hands often, and avoid close contact with people outside of your household (stay 6 feet apart).

If you experience symptoms of COVID-19 including fever, dry cough, or shortness of breath, or have any concerns about your health, call your primary care provider to be assessed. Patients of the Lionel R. John Health Center can call (716) 945-5894 and patients of the Cattaraugus Indian Reservation Health Center can call (716) 532-5582.

Department of Transportation

The Seneca Nation encompass a transportation system that balances the Nation’s rich culture and heritage with modern, high quality features; a system that is safe, sustainable, and accessible for all who live, work, play, and travel throughout the Nation. With safety as a priority, efforts continue towards assuring every user they are safe and comfortable traveling throughout the Seneca Nation’s transportation network.

The Seneca Nation’s Department of Transportation, most often referred to as the DOT, oversees all transportation related activities on Nation lands. While a large focus of time is spent an ensuring roadways, paths and bridges are safe and in optimal condition, the DOT oversees trail and pathway development, safety planning, and all other infrastructure maintenance, management, and growth related to transportation. DOT also handles all aspects of transportation development from long term planning efforts through the many steps it takes to bring a project through completion, including conception, securing funding, designing, construction, and closeout on projects that can span several years.

DOT oversees hundreds of miles of transportation infrastructure between Allegany, Cattaraugus, and Oil Spring Territory.

  • Allegany – 264 lane miles paved roads; 28 miles primitive/gravel roads; 39 NYSDOT Bridges; 572 roadside (including residential driveways) and cross culverts; and, 3.1 mile bike/walking path
  • Cattaraugus – 180 lane miles paved roads; 12 miles primitive/gravel roads; 14 NYSDOT Bridges; 563 roadside (including residential driveways) and cross culverts; and, 1.6 miles bike/walking path
  • Oil Spring – 4 lane miles paved roads; .01 mile primitive/gravel road; 1 NYS DOT Bridge; and, 12 roadside (including residential driveways) and cross culverts

The DOT also oversees the continued operation and expansion of the Seneca Transit System (STS). STS currently operates throughout the week making trips between the Cattaraugus and Allegany Territories and continues out to Steamburg ending at Highbanks Campground. Plans for the near future include expanding services to include local circulator routes on both Territories in increase stops and frequency. More about the STS can be found on the STS webpage at senecatransit.com or on Facebook @SenecaTransitSystem.

To keep up with what’s new in DOT, please check us out on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram @SenecaNationDOT.

Public (Virtual) Meetings: Seneca Nation Long Range Transportation Plan and Iroquois/Broad Roundabout 4/28

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Public Meeting Notice for the Seneca Nation Long Range Transportation Plan and the Iroquois/Broad Roundabout project. 

Part 1) Long Range Transportation Plan - 4/28 @ 5:00 PM
https://zoom.us/j/93289671535?pwd=NkZWeFgyM3VhTkpTTDZuQmk0SXRNQT09

Part 2) Iroquois and Broad Roundabout Project - 4/28 @ 6:00 PM
https://zoom.us/j/97930593260?pwd=aWxqTzZXUk9leXV4YUw0ejZyR3dOdz09

PART 1: The Seneca DOT and Qk4 are currently finalizing a draft of the
Seneca Nation’s Long Range Transportation Plan (LRTP). The 2021 LRTP is
intended as a tool to help lay out the Nation’s transportation vision over the
next 20+ years. The LRTP defines a set of goals to provide funding guidance
to improve the Nation’s transportation system and target funding towards
priorities that are needed most. The LRTP also identifies short- and longrange
transportation improvement strategies that will address current and
future transportation needs.

PART 2: The Seneca DOT and Qk4 are currently finalizing conceptual
layouts for the up and coming roundabout project that will take place at the
intersection of Iroquois Ave. and Broad Street (near Tim Horton’s) in the
City of Salamanca on the Allegany Territory. This project has been identified
as a safety priority to limit the frequency and severity of accidents at the
intersection as well as improve traffic flow.

These two meetings will be held in a virtual format and will be hosted by
representatives from Qk4 and DOT staff. Questions will be taken throughout
each presentation and will be answered following the presentation. If you'd
like more information on either project, or would like to view a copy of the
LRTP, please contact Ben Anderson at Benjamin.Anderson@sni.org.

4.28 Public Meeting _LRTP_Roundabout

Public Input Needed on the Long Range Transportation Plan

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The Seneca Nation Department of Transportation is looking for public input from everyone who uses the Seneca Transportation System (roads, trails, transit etc. on the Seneca Nation). Please follow the links on the flyer or below to take a short survey and check out the DRAFT 2021 Long Range Transportation Plan (LRTP).

LRTP_We Want To Hear From You (1)