Route 5 being restriped to add left-turn lane at ag park entrance
Work is slated to begin Monday, Sept. 30 to add a center left-turn lane on Route 5 (East Main Street) from the city of Batavia line to Fargo Road in the towns of Batavia and Stafford, Genesee County. Temporary lane closures will be in effect during the daytime hours for approximately one week weather permitting.
The center turn lane will be created by restriping the roadway without widening the pavement. One of the two existing westbound travel lanes will be converted to a center turn lane with associated left-turn lanes striped at the side street intersections. The remaining westbound lane will serve the westbound thru traffic. Both eastbound lanes will remain the same.
The addition of a dedicated left-turn lane will provide a refuge area, reducing the risk of rear-end collisions for stopped or slow-moving vehicles waiting to turn into the Batavia Agri-Park and adjacent side streets. The restriping will also benefit left-turning traffic at other intersections along the corridor, including Fargo Road, Batavia-Stafford Townline Road, Seven Springs Road, Broadlawn Avenue and the numerous residential and commercial driveways. Signs and other lane markings will alert motorists of the change.
This work is being administered by the Town of Batavia with concurrence from the New York State Department of Transportation.
Motorists should drive with caution through the highway work zone and avoid driving distracted or under the influence of drugs and alcohol. For real-time travel information, call 511 or visit www.511NY.org. 511NY is New York State’s official traffic and travel information source.
An entire new road can be built, new lanes created and a warning can be issued to refrain from distracted/drugged/ and/or drunk driving in the construction zone, but still no rumble strips can be seen @ suicide corners. BTW, one of the lights @ suicide corners in the southbound lane has been out for a while now. Can someone fix that, please?
What about a left turn lane for the eastbound side of Rt. 5 also???? You have Seven Springs road and the new housing development going in north of Rt.5 across from agri-park.
Bob, it's a center turning lane that allows you to make a left turn wether you are going East or West.