Crossing signal time to increase at Route 5, Ross Street

 

    Helping walkers to cross East Main Street more safely


    State Senator Michael H. Ranzenhofer has announced the New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT) will be increasing the crosswalk signal time by 20 percent for pedestrians at the intersection of Route 5 and Ross Street in Batavia.


    Senator Ranzenhofer requested the NYSDOT conduct a study late last year.


    “After receiving complaints that the time allotted by the signal had been too short – especially for residents at a nearby senior housing facility – to walk across a multi-lane road safely, I requested the State Department of Transportation determine essential improvements for the intersection,” said Ranzenhofer.


    After further review, NYSDOT informed Senator Ranzenhofer that it has decided to implement numerous actions:
    • Increasing the crosswalk signal time by 20 percent
    • Repairing two of the four countdown timers
    • Replacing missing informational signs


    “I am pleased the Department of Transportation will be taking action to make this crossing safer for residents.  Without these necessary improvements, this intersection would continue to pose a danger to the many walkers and residents at a nearby senior housing facility who utilize this crosswalk,” said Ranzenhofer.


    Residents are encouraged to contact Senator Ranzenhofer’s District Office by phone at (716) 631-8695 regarding State issues impacting the community.


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