Back on Sept. 1, News10NBC was told that the intersection would reopen on Sept. 14. That day has come and gone and the work is still underway.
The Town of Victor wanted to slow traffic down a bit along Route 96 as it intersects with Lynaugh Road. A roundabout was put in place to help do so. Town Supervisor Jack Marren says both he, and many others living near the site are not happy.
“We anticipated this project be done quite some time ago, and prior to the start of school,” Marren said.
The first completion date was Aug. 27, but a problem was discovered soon after that.
“Again my understanding there is a miscalculation from engineering, and again for the record this is not a town project. It’s a state project,” Marren said.
Marren says as of Thursday new curbing was being installed. Next week new concrete will be poured in.
“They’ve also had you know a few setbacks, and it took them much longer to break up the previous concrete that was poured. In addition, they have to factor in the ability to allow concrete to cure,” Marren said.
The rest depends on the weather.
“We’re going to have more of our fall type of weather this coming, next 3 to 4 days, and you know things like that. our know if this was August, I think that timeline would be expedited, but unfortunately, I think we’re going to see more towards the latter part of October now. my own gut feeling,” Marren said.
News10NBC reached out to New York State Department of Transportation Spokesman Jordan Guerrein for an update as well.
“The project is progressing, and we are expecting the roundabout to open to traffic sometime in October. I don’t have any further updates to provide right now,” he said.
We also asked DOT exactly how much redoing the work is going to cost, but our question went unanswered? We will find out for you.