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Route 96 Technical Steering Committee
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Updates & Documents:


March 2017

Route 96 Technical Steering Committee Members:

  • Lora Barnhill – State DOT
  • Dave Goehring – State DOT
  • Bill Wright – Ontario County Commissioner of Public Works
  • Tom Harvey – Ontario County Planning Director
  • Joe Bovenzi – Genesee Transportation Council
  • Dave Tantillo – Town Councilman
  • Katie Evans – Town Planning & Building Director
  • Jack Dianetti – Town Planning Board Chair
  • Kathy Rayburn – Economic Development Director
  • Glenn Cooke – Victor Local Development Corp President
  • Carol Commisso – Village Trustee

Objective
This project will identify practical solutions to traffic congestion problems along the NYS Route 96 Corridor in the Town and Village of Victor. Our goals are to improve traffic conditions and ensure the safety of all users. This work is critical to ensure Victor’s continued success as a regional economic engine and a community with an exceptional quality of life. Our focus is to build on past efforts to produce an action plan that will result in funding and implementation of improvements.

Background
Traffic is a sign of Victor’s success as a fast-growing community with commercial destinations that draw visitors from across the Northeast. Congestion, however, is now a recurring problem and it puts at risk the qualities that make Victor an attractive place to live, work and shop. Traffic delays have become a source of frustration for residents. The New York State Department of Transportation, Ontario County Public Works Department, and Town Engineer have advised that current traffic volumes may jeopardize continued economic development along Route 96.

The Finger Lakes Regional Economic Development Council (FLREDC) in 2015 named Route 96 a “Transformative Corridor” where infrastructure improvements could unleash the potential for further economic development. The Town has been awarded funding through FLREDC’s Consolidated Funding Application and the federal Unified Planning Work Program to develop a plan to address transportation infrastructure along the corridor. Funding totals $125,000, including a $50,000 local match. A consultant team headed by T.Y. Lin International is working under the Steering Committee’s direction to develop recommendations.

There is no one-size-fits-all solution to congestion issues on Route 96. Different segments of the corridor have distinct needs. This project will result in a combination of realistic and viable options tailored to specific locations along the corridor.

The Town and its partners are fully committed to utilizing the awarded funding to develop real solutions for the community that balance quality of life with continued economic success. This will be a plan that will be ready to be implemented, not ready to sit on a shelf.

Timeline
Recommendations are expected in late 2017. The process will include two family-friendly public meetings to share information with residents, gather their input, and provide draft recommendations. Meeting dates will be announced soon.

More information
Check back for updates and other project-related materials. If you have a question, email the project team at . You also can follow the project @VictorRoute96 on Twitter or check for news on the Town of Victor Facebook page.

Consultant
TY Lin International

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