FREDONIA – The New York State Department of Transportation has announced that the Design Report/State Environment Quality Review Act Environmental Assessment for the US Route 20 and NY Route 60 intersection improvement project in Fredonia is now available for public review and comment.
DOT officials say the purpose of the project is to address the high number of accidents involving left-turns at the commercial driveways at the approaches to the intersection. The project proposes the installation of a raised median barrier on the approaches, and construction of a roundabout at the currently signalized intersection of Routes 20 and 60 to reduce the number of accidents.
This project previously received design approval in March of 2017 but the design approval was rescinded due to public comments. As a result, an Environmental Assessment was prepared with further study.
The Environmental Assessment report is now being made available to the public for a two-week review and comment period. One copy of the report is available at each of the following three locations from January 29 to February 12, 2018:
- Town Hall of Pomfret, 9 Day Street, Fredonia, NY 14063
- Village Hall of Fredonia, 9 Church Street, Fredonia, NY 14063
- Darwin R Barker Library, 7 Day Street, Fredonia, NY 14063
The document can also be viewed electronically at:
NYSDOT expects project design approval by March of 2018, and construction to begin in summer of 2018.
Written comments on the project should be sent to the New York State Department of Transportation, 100 Seneca Street, Buffalo, NY 14203 with attention to assistant regional design engineer Sanjay Singh.