Mt Hope Avenue Improvements – Phase 2

Mt Hope Phase 2_Project Location MapThis project includes street reconstruction and pavement widening of Mount Hope Avenue from Rossiter Road to Westfall Road/Westmoreland Drive. Street reconstruction and pavement widening will also occur on Westfall Road and Westmoreland Drive. Side street approaches will be reconstructed and slightly realigned at their intersections with Mount Hope Avenue.   

Improvements will also include new sidewalk, curb, curb ramps, driveway aprons, drainage basins, water main, water services, hydrants, lighting, signals, signing, pavement markings, tree plantings, radar speed limit display signs, mid-block crosswalk with pedestrian refuge island, gateway sign, flush color contrasting concrete pavement center-turn lane and other various streetscape improvements.  Advanced private utility work is required, including underground and utility pole relocations, to accommodate the pavement widening and other proposed street work.

This project is funded with federal, state, city and county funds, including a $200,000 DASNY grant secured through sponsorship by Assemblymember Harry B. Bronson.  

Project Background

The Final Design Report for the Mount Hope Avenue and East Henrietta Road Improvements, which includes the Phase 2 portion, was completed in March 2009. Since that time, improvements have been made to East Henrietta Road and Mount Hope Avenue north of the Phase 2 portion. In addition, significant improvements, including the construction of a new on-ramp to I-390 from Kendrick Road, have been made in the vicinity of the I-390 interchanges with NYS Routes 15 and 15A (West and East Henrietta Roads). The University of Rochester’s College Town development has also taken shape. Together these changes have affected traffic volumes along the Phase 2 segment of the Mount Hope Avenue corridor. A Reevaluation of traffic volumes was performed and the preferred alternative for the Phase 2 segment of the corridor was made. The original 2009 Final Design Report and the Final Traffic Reevaluation Report are available via the links on this page.  

Project Team:

  • City of Rochester
  • Monroe County
  • New York State Department of Transportation
  • Federal Highway Administration
  • Genesee Transportation Council
  • Design Consultant:  Bergmann
  • Public Outreach Consultant:  Highland Planning
  • Construction Inspection Firm:  T.Y. Lin
  • Contractor:  Sealand

Key Stakeholders:

  • Upper Mount Hope Neighborhood Association
  • Mount Hope Task Force
  • University of Rochester

Project Documents:

Public Involvement

Extensive public outreach and community engagement was performed during the final design phase of this project. 

  • Door-to-door Outreach - August 2017
  • Focus Group Meetings - September 2017
  • Community Workshop - September 2017
  • Property Owner Outreach - April 2018
  • Public Meeting - March 2019
  • Mount Hope Task Force Meetings - 2017 to present

The following documents were presented at the March 18, 2019 Public Meeting:

Anticipated Project Schedule

  • Preliminary Design: Completed in 2009     
  • Traffic Reevaluation: Completed in 2016
  • Final Design: Spring 2017 to Fall 2019
  • Bidding and Award: Winter 2020 to Spring 2020
  • Advanced Private Utility Relocations: Winter 2020 to Spring 2020
  • Construction: Spring 2020 to Fall 2021

For current construction updates refer to the City's STREET BEAT website.


For questions please contact:

Dominic Fekete, PE
Manager of Street Design

Matt Putnam
Construction Project Manager