About the Project
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The City contracted with Laberge Group of Albany, New York to determine the feasibility of converting the one-way street couplets of St. Paul Street/South Avenue and North/South Clinton Avenue between Byron Street and Cumberland Street to two-way traffic to improve neighborhood accessibility and walkability. Key considerations are expected to include impacts to traffic congestion, safety, parking, bicyclists, pedestrians, transit, and service provision.
The immediate study area is the St. Paul Quarter neighborhood in Downtown Rochester, bounded by the Genesee River, the Inner Loop Expressway, North Clinton Avenue, and East Main Street. The secondary study area is generally the Washington Square neighborhood, extending south of East Main Street to Byron Street. Study impacts will likely extend beyond the immediate study area and will be taken into account.
The City of Rochester's Department of Environmental Services (Engineering Bureau) will lead the project along with assistance from the City of Rochester Neighborhood & Business Development Department, the New York State Department of Transportation, Monroe County Department of Transportation, Rochester Genesee Regional Transportation Authority, Genesee Transportation Council, Rochester Downtown Development Corporation, Representatives from St. Paul Quarter, Washington Square, and South Wedge.
Scope of Work & Schedule
- Project Familiarization (April 2011)
- Kickoff Meeting
- Review of Relevant Studies/Projects
- Existing Conditions Analysis (April – July 2011)
- Data Collection
- Analyze Existing Conditions
- Existing Conditions Report
- Future Conditions Forecast (July – December 2011)
- Forecast future conditions based on two growth scenarios
- Future Conditions Forecast Report
- Two-Way Conversion Feasibility Assessment (January 2012 – May 2012)
- Development of Feasible Alternatives
- Public Meeting #1
- Final Report (May – October 2012)
- Produce Final Report
- Public Meeting #2
The first Public Meeting for this study was held on Thursday, May 17, 2012.
The second and final public meeting for the Two Way Conversion Study:
Thursday, October 4, 2012, 5:00PM-7:00PM
Kate Gleason Auditorium at the Rochester Central Library
116 South Avenue, Downtown Rochester
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If you have additional questions or would like more information on the project, City project manager, Mr. Erik Frisch, Transportation Specialist, (585) 428-6709, or email him.