NFTA Quieter Home Program house demolished

Contractors demolish the N.F.T.A. Noise Comparability House on Cayuga Road on June 12, 2017. (Jim Herr/Cheektowaga Chronicle)
Contractors demolish the N.F.T.A. Noise Comparability House on Cayuga Road on June 12, 2017. (Jim Herr/Cheektowaga Chronicle)

CHEEKTOWAGA, N.Y. – The home used by the Niagara Frontier Transportation Agency to demonstrate upgrades that could quiet homes near the airport was demolished Monday.

Demolition crews started to demolish 68 Cayuga Road just before 9 a.m.

The house was acquired by the NFTA in November 2007 to be a model home for the agency’s Quieter Home Program. The structure allowed neighbors to see specially designed windows and doors, and other home improvement items built specifically to abate noise at the airport.  The site of the home was ideal as it sat at the base of the airport runway.

The multi-million dollar program was funded by the Federal and State government and the NFTA and has helped hundreds of homes in the area.

A neighbor was told that the agency will plant grass that will deter birds.