How much do you think the study cost to add a few more seconds to the crossing....Spend Spend Spend.....Not saying they shouldn't add more time,but did it really take a study..They could of opened the box add 20 sec to the time ,problem solved..They didn't need a study..
DOT to increase crosswalk time at Ross Street on Main Street
Submitted by Howard Owens on September 26, 2012 - 8:50am
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 to 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,” Ranzenhofer said.
After further review, NYSDOT informed Senator Ranzenhofer that it has decided to implement numerous actions:
- Increase the crosswalk signal time by 20 percent
- Repair two of the four countdown timers
- Replace 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,” Ranzenhofer said.