Meeting set on Route 96 roundabout in Victor

A $2.8 million state project designed to improve traffic flow on Route 96 in Victor is slated to begin in summer 2020.

Specifics on a proposed roundabout at the intersection of Route 96 and Lynaugh Road will be discussed at a public informational meeting and open house for residents and business owners on Wednesday, May 1, from 4 to 7 p.m. at Victor Town Hall.

The project, planned and funded by the New York State Department of Transportation, is designed to lower the frequency of right-angle and rear-end crashes at the intersection, which is roughly five times the average statewide.

NYSDOT Project Design Engineer Joshua Brasacchio said work on the $2.8 million, 130-foot-wide traffic circle is expected to begin in spring or summer 2020, with completion slated for fall 2020.

Major work, which will involve closing the road and detouring traffic, will be done while school is not in session, he said. The detour will connect Route 332 Route 96 via County Road 41 (Boughton Hill Road) and Route 444 (Maple Avenue).

Much of the new three-legged roundabout will be under construction while Route 96 and Lynaugh Road remain open, Brasacchio said. But eventually a small portion of both roadways will be closed to traffic for an estimated six weeks while the remaining work is completed.

Road blocks will be set up just west of Plastermill Road to the Village of Victor welcome sign at Lynaugh Road, Brasacchio said. Access to residences within the project limits will be maintained during construction.

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