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Dewey Avenue & Driving Park Avenue Intersection Realignment

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Dewey / Driving Park Intersection Wins APWA Project of the Year! 

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City of Rochester, New York

Project Location

Rochester, NY

Bergmann Location

Rochester, NY
Dewey Avenue & Driving Park Avenue Intersection, Rochester NY

Dewey Avenue & Driving Park Avenue Intersection, Rochester NY

Design for the Dewey Avenue and Driving Park Intersection Realignment

The City of Rochester selected Bergmann in 2014 to complete a preliminary design in just five months to secure $1 million in available right-of-way funding. The money was needed to purchase, remove and relocate a store in the northwest corner of the intersection, making way for a realigned Dewey Avenue. Bergmann gained consensus for the new design concept by assembling a team that included representatives from the City of Rochester, the Monroe County Department of Transportation, and the New York State Department of Transportation, as well as community planners, engineers, landscape architects, property acquisition experts and community outreach specialists.

The project was completed in November 2018, more than a month ahead of the deadline.

Realignment of the intersection (primarily the northern Dewey Avenue approach) offers an excellent opportunity to develop a safer, more aesthetically pleasing and people-friendly center for the Dewey Avenue corridor by consolidating traffic movements and simplifying control. The design significantly improves the accommodation of pedestrians, bicyclists, and transit users in this vibrant urban center. Streetscape elements including ornamental lighting, signal poles, and landscaping further improve aesthetics.

“The Dewey and Driving Park Avenue Intersection Realignment project was almost a century in the making, and now that it’s finally complete, the neighborhood has been transformed,” City of Rochester Mayor Lovely A. Warren said. “Effective traffic flow is critical to a neighborhood’s ability to create jobs, become safer and more vibrant, and create better educational opportunities.”

Project Highlights

  • Expedited Preliminary Design
  • HSIP & CMAQ Funding
  • Urban Intersection Reconfiguration
  • Property Acquisition & Business Relocation
  • Extensive Community Outreach
  • Context Sensitive Streetscape Design
  • Utility Coordination Relocation Planning

2019 | Transportation Projects of the Year - less than $5 Million - Genesee Valley Branch of the American Public Works Association (APWA)