Lockport Union-Sun & Journal — Meanwhile, state parks officials said progress is being made on a plan to improve waterfront access along the southern portion of the parkway. Gov. Andrew Cuomo authorized $11.5 million in additional funding as part of the tourism components of his “Buffalo Billion” economic development strategy for Western New York, bringing the total to $16.5 million in funds available to carry the project through final design and construction. State parks said final design is expected to begin soon and the project will likely go out to bid next summer, with construction starting in late 2014.UPDATED INFORMATION: Copies of the final scoping report for the planned reconfiguration of the northern section of the Robert Moses Parkway are now available for review at the the following locations: Niagara Falls City Hall; Earl W. Brydges Public Library in Niagara Falls; the Lewiston village and town halls; the Porter/Youngstown Library in Youngstown and the Niagara Region Parks Administrative Office at Prospect Point in Niagara Falls State Park. The report can also be viewed online at http://nysparks.com/inside-our-agency/public-documents.aspx.