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Route 96 Transformative Corridor Strategic Infrastructure Plan
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Announcements
The Steering Committee for the Route 96 Transformative Corridor Strategic Infrastructure Plan met the evening of Wednesday, August 16 to review and discuss the approximately 4,000 comments that were received through the stakeholder survey and August 3 public meeting. Coupled with the extensive data analysis undertaken to date, the insights provided by the public paint a detailed picture of the extent of traffic issues facing Victor. In addition, there were numerous suggestions offered about how to fix these problems to ensure that Victor remains a great place to live in and do business. The Steering Committee has directed the consultant team led by T.Y. Lin International to take these suggestions and use their technical expertise to identify innovative solutions that will reduce congestion and improve safety throughout the Route 96 corridor in Victor. A second public meeting will be held in the fall for residents, business owners, and other stakeholders to review the proposed solutions and offer their thoughts and suggestions on how they can be improved prior to being finalized and recommended for implementation.

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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, employees, and visitors. 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 and quality of life.

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. 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 – including the Village, Victor Local Development Corporation, Ontario County, Genesee Transportation Council, and New York State Department of Transportation - 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 while subsequent required environmental review will be completed in the spring of 2018. The process will include two family-friendly public meetings to share information with participants, gather their input, and provide draft recommendations. Following the conclusion of the environmental review the plan will be presented to the Town and Village Boards to be considered for adoption.

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

Updates & Documents:

August 2017

July 2017


March 2017

More information
Check back for updates and other project-related materials. If you have a question, email the project team at or call Katie Evans, Town Director of Development at (585)742-5036. You also can follow the project @VictorRoute96 on Twitter or check for news on the Town and Village of Victor Facebook pages. If you would like to be included on an e-mail distribution list to receive project notifications, please e-mail and include “Add to Email List” in the subject line.

Consultant Team
  • TY Lin International
  • Planning4Places
  • David A. Riley

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