Residents and stakeholders weighed in Wednesday on a $2.8 million state project designed to improve traffic flow on Route 96 in Victor.
Their comments ran the gamut from hot to cold, at the May 1 informational meeting, but most were encouraged to see concrete efforts to mitigate traffic congestion and safety along the busy thoroughfare.
Local New York State Department of Transportation staff — including the project designer and DOT traffic and safety, environmental and real estate specialists — fielded questions from the public and previewed project specifics.
“As we move through the design process, this is a good opportunity for us to see what the public’s thinking about it,” said DOT Public Information Officer Jordan Guerrein. “We’ve got a good design in place, I think, but that’s why we do this, this early on. Construction wouldn’t be starting until next year at this time, so we have plenty of time to get input from elected officials, stakeholders, business owners, the residents.”
The proposed roundabout at Route 96 and Lynaugh Road, 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.