State transportation officials said this week that the overhaul of State Route 96 in the town of Victor, which is one of the most-heavily traveled stretches of road in the region, is behind schedule.
The New York State Department of Transportation says it is “working to implement design modifications to ensure it can accommodate larger vehicles and meet all standards required,” according to 13WHAM.
The roundabout is expected to be open next month, according to transportation officials.
The intersection of Route 96 and Lynaugh Road has been closed since mid-July for crews to put the finishing touches on the roundabout. Traffic has been rerouted to Route 444, County Road 41 and Route 332.
“It is a challenging site. There’s no doubt about it. You have a very steep hill here in the town and village. Then, you come down and you want to go at a bit of an angle. They might be thinking, ‘Was that angle right?’ That’s the only thing I can think of off the top of my head, where an engineering mistake could certainly lead to a big challenge here for the DOT,” explained Town Supervisor Jack Marren.
He says its important for motorists in the area to watch detour signage and slow down while they are traveling through Victor.
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