STATE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION ANNOUNCES
ROUTE 441 INTERSECTION UPGRADE PROJECT
Safety Improvements in Monroe County Require Month-Long Closure
New York State Department of Transportation Commissioner Matthew J.
Driscoll today announced that construction is underway on a $2.2 million project to improve safety at the intersections of Route 441 with Huber and Harris roads and with Carter and Salt roads in the town of Penfield, Monroe County. Work on the intersection with Huber and Harris roads will require a one-month closure of a portion of Route 441.
"Route 441 is a key travel route serving those in northeastern Monroe County and parts of Wayne County," Commissioner Driscoll said. "In an effort to minimize traffic disruptions as part of Governor Cuomo's Drivers First initiative, we are limiting the duration of the road closure which is necessary to complete the project quickly and efficiently."
Route 441 at Huber/Harris Roads
The project will lower the profile of Route 441 where Huber Road to the south, and Harris Road to the north, intersect the highway. Removing a two-foot knoll in the road will improve visibility for motorists approaching the intersection. Route 441 will be closed between Fellows Road and Carter Road for a maximum of one month while the road is reconstructed. During the closure, which will begin on Wednesday, July 27 and run through the month of August, no traffic will be allowed through the intersection, including along Route 441 or between Huber and Harris roads. Local traffic will be allowed on Route 441 up to the intersection closure. A detour will be posted directing motorists to use Route 250 to Whitney Road to Carter Road. Other work will occur through the fall at the intersection using daily lane closures.
Route 441 at Carter/Salt Roads
Route 441 will be widened where Carter Road to the south and Salt Road to the north intersects the highway. Left-turn lanes will be added in both directions to alleviate congestion and improve highway safety and the traffic signal system will be replaced. The roads will remain open during construction, but motorists should expect lane closures in the work zone.
At both locations, the pavement condition will be restored, shoulders will be widened, the drainage system will be improved with storm-pipe systems, and new signs, pavement markings and curbs will be installed as needed. Motorists should expect intermittent shoulder and lane closures.
An estimated 12,000 vehicles travel this section of Route 441 each day.
In 2012, a three-mile section of Route 441 from Dublin Road to the Wayne County line was resurfaced. Last year, the asphalt section from Interstate 490 to Dublin Road, along with a portion on Route 250, was paved.
"For communities like Penfield in my district, route 441 serves as a vital connection to many other important highways and expressways, including interstate 490," said New York State Senator Rich Funke. "The construction now underway will help to improve traffic flow and safety along a significant stretch of the 441 corridor. I am grateful to Commissioner Driscoll and his team for taking the record investment we've made in Upstate infrastructure and putting those dollars to good use right here in the 55th District."
"The improvements on this section of Route 441 is a major quality of life project which will provide motorists in our community a safer and more secure roadway for years to come," said Assemblyman Mark Johns. "While this work may be a disruption, these necessary improvements will ensure that Route 441 in the town of Penfield will be a safe and secure route to travel."
The construction contractor for the project is Ramsey Constructors, of Lakeville, Livingston County. Work is scheduled to be completed this fall.
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