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City of Rochester

State-owned Streets and Highways

Streets in the city

The City of Rochester, Department of Environmental Services, is responsible for construction, maintenance, and service to city streets. Both the State of New York and County of Monroe provide financial assistance to the City for improvements to major city streets. These improvement projects are generally administered by the City, but may be administered by the state or county.

Highways that pass through the city

In most instances, the New York State Department of Transportation is responsible for construction, maintenance, and service to  highways that pass through the City of Rochester. The following state highways pass through the City of Rochester:

  • Interstate 490
  • Interstate 590
  • Inner Loop 
  • West Ridge Road (NY 104) 
  • Lake Avenue (Lyell Ave. to Ridge Road) 
  • Expressway Ramps 
  • Lake Ontario Parkway 
  • Keeler Street Expressway (NY 104) 
  • Mount Read Boulevard 
  • Plymouth Avenue (within the Inner Loop) 
  • Bridges over Expressways 


There are some cases when the City takes maintenance-type responsibilities for state highways: 

Service responsibility

Where the City provides this service
Street Lighting West Ridge Road, Mt. Read Boulevard, Lake Avenue, Plymouth Avenue, and bridges over expressways*
Snow & Ice Control Lake Avenue, Plymouth Avenue, and bridges over expressways
Street Sweeping Lake Avenue, Plymouth Avenue, and other bridges over expressways
Pothole Repair On bridges over expressways
 Litter Cleanup Interstate 490 and the Inner Loop

*Monroe County Department of Transportation provides lighting on all other state highways

Who to call for street services

Street Maintenance/Pothole Repair (City of Rochester): 311*
Snow & Ice Control (City of Rochester): 311
Street Sweeping (City of Rochester): 311
Street Lighting on City Streets (City of Rochester): 311
Street Lighting on State Highways (County of Monroe): (585) 428-4900
Traffic Signals (County of Monroe): (585) 753-7760
Traffic Signs on City Streets (County of Monroe): (585) 753-7750     
Traffic Signs on State Highways (State of New York): (585) 272-3300
State Highways (State of New York): (585) 272-3300

*Outside city limits, call (585) 428-5990






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