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Geneva’s 5&20 upgrade set to begin soon

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Geneva officials have announced the commencement of a $1.4 million project to repave and re-stripe Routes 5&20, extending from just east of Lake Street to the Ontario-Seneca county line. Spearheaded by Seneca Stone of Seneca Falls, the project aims to enhance road safety and accessibility, including reconfigurations to better serve eastbound traffic and accommodate bicyclists with improved lane markings. Additionally, the New York State Department of Transportation plans to upgrade drainage systems, install new guide rails, and adapt the roadway to support multi-modal transportation.

DiSanto Propane (Billboard)

Despite the project’s benefits, city officials expressed some disappointment over the inability to extend features such as multi-use trails from the previous Downtown Revitalization Initiative work, citing budget constraints. However, the project promises to simplify the current road layout without the addition of medians or green infrastructure, aiming for minimal disruption to residents and visitors.

Construction pauses are planned around the total solar eclipse on April 8, anticipating increased traffic from citywide events. Completion of the roadwork is expected by June, signaling a smoother, more accessible journey for those traversing Geneva’s Routes 5&20.