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Monroe Avenue safety project begins

Work will begin this week on a safety project to improve Route 31 (Monroe Avenue) between Westfall/Allens Creek roads and Route 65 (Clover Street) in the town of Brighton.

The community can learn more about the construction aspects at a public open house from 4 to 6 p.m. May 15 at Brighton Town Hall Auditorium, 2300 Elmwood Ave. Project staff will be available to talk individually with attendees about the scope, schedule and travel impacts.

The meeting location is accessible for people with disabilities. If a sign language interpreter, translation or other accommodations are needed, contact Colleen Williams at or (585) 272-3363 by May 12.

The goal of this project is to reduce the frequency and severity of the two most common accident patterns along this stretch of Monroe Avenue. The primary accident pattern consists of westbound drivers attempting to turn left into parking lots on the south side of the highway. Often times, westbound vehicles are being struck by vehicles in the far right, eastbound travel lane. The secondary accident pattern consists of westbound drivers being involved in rear-end collisions approaching the I-590 northbound on-ramp.

Much of the construction work will take place during overnight hours. Daily lane closures should also be expected throughout the summer. Two-way travel will be maintained at all times along the Monroe Avenue corridor. Access to all parking lots will be maintained throughout the duration of the project. For real-time travel information, call 511 or visit Follow NYSDOT on  Twitter @NYSDOT Rochester.