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DOT to outline Monroe Avenue safety plans

State Department of Transportation officials will conduct a public information meeting on July 31 about plans to improve highway safety on Route 31 (Monroe Avenue) between Westfall andAllens Creek roads and Route 65 (Clover Street) in the town of Brighton.

The meeting is to inform the community of the proposed improvements and to seek input. It will take place at Brighton Town Hall, 2300 Elmwood Avenue. A presentation will be given providing an overview of the proposed highway project at 7 p.m. Interested individuals will have the opportunity to ask questions of NYSDOT staff and provide comments on the proposed project prior to the presentation, beginning at 5 p.m.

The two most common accident patterns along this stretch of highway were identified and evaluated. The first consists of westbound traffic being involved with rear-end collisions approaching the I-590 northbound on-ramp. The second consists of westbound traffic attempting to turn left into driveways on the south side of the road being involved with right-angle collisions with eastbound traffic in the far right travel lane.

The $1.6 million federally funded project will include resurfacing of the existing pavement, new curb; upgrading drainage and signals, and installing new landscaping, signs, and pavement markings. Construction is scheduled to begin in spring of 2014.

For more information, contact project manager Dan Schwind at (585) 272-3368, or email daniel.schwind@dot.ny.gov.