July 27, 2016
Albany, NY

Governor Cuomo Announces Major Improvement Project at Henrietta Intersection

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Pedestrian Safety and Operational Improvements Will Enhance RIT Adjacent Intersection


Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that work will begin Monday to upgrade a major intersection across from the Rochester Institute of Technology in Henrietta, Monroe County.

The $824,000 project will include significant improvements to help the flow of traffic and increase pedestrian safety at the intersection of Route 252 (Jefferson Road) at John Street and Brighton Henrietta Town Line Road.

“This is a busy, congestion-prone intersection that, because of its proximity to RIT, also has a high volume of foot traffic and bicyclists,” Governor Cuomo said. “These much-needed improvements will help eliminate this bottleneck and make this much-traveled roadway safer for pedestrians and motorists alike.”

The project will change the lane configurations of John Street and Brighton Henrietta Town Line Road at Jefferson Road. John Street, approaching the intersection, will be reconfigured from two lanes to three, including a left-turn lane, a through lane and a right-turn lane. Similar modifications will occur on Brighton Henrietta Town Line Road approaching the intersection. Work will involve widening the intersection and resurfacing pavement on both approaches. The project includes installation of a new traffic signal, drainage modifications, new pavement markings and new signs. Sidewalk ramps and crosswalks will be installed and will include pedestrian signals with push buttons with countdown timers. A new sidewalk will be constructed on the west side of John Street, extending approximately 250 feet from Jefferson Road.

New York State Department of Transportation Commissioner Matthew J. Driscoll said, “Intersection improvement projects like this are essential to optimizing mobility and improving safety. As part of Governor Cuomo’s commitment to improving pedestrian safety throughout New York State, we are focusing on making smart engineering enhancements that make intersections easier to navigate for all users.”

All roads will remain open to traffic and accessible at all times. Motorists can expect single lane closures with minor delays for short durations. Work on Jefferson Road will be limited to off-peak hours. Access to all businesses and residences will be maintained at all times, although access may be limited at driveways for short durations during driveway and sidewalk construction.

Work is expected to be complete this fall.

Senator Patrick M. Gallivan said, “We have an obligation to make sure our roads are as safe as possible and I support investments like this in our infrastructure. New lane configurations, traffic signals, sidewalks, signage and other improvements will make it easier and safer for drivers, cyclists and pedestrians to navigate this busy intersection.”

Assemblymember Harry Bronson said, “I applaud Governor Cuomo and Commissioner Driscoll for taking this important step in pedestrian safety. The investment in Henrietta will help with pedestrian safety and mobility and demonstrates that pedestrian safety is elevated to a top priority for our state. I look forward to the improved walking, biking and vehicle traffic conditions resulting in fewer pedestrian crashes and injuries for our families and community.”

Motorists are reminded that fines are doubled for speeding in a work zone. In accordance with the Work Zone Safety Act of 2005, convictions of two or more speeding violations in a work zone could result in the suspension of an individual’s driver’s license.

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