The Department of Public Works, for the City of Rochester, is working to inform residents and motorists of the phased opening of the new roundabout at Strafford Square.
Weather permitting, striping of the roundabout is scheduled to take place on November 3rd. Once this crucial step is completed, full traffic operation will be in effect.
While the final street lights surrounding the roundabout are not yet ready for operation, Public Works will deploy temporary light towers to ensure the safety and visibility of motorists and pedestrians during the evening hours.
Single-lane crosswalks will be open for pedestrians to use immediately, allowing for safe passage. However, double-lane crosswalks on North Main Street will not be available initially as the rapid flashing beacons are not yet operational.
Islands within the roundabout will be completed in the coming weeks. In the meantime, temporary measures will be in place, consisting of barrels and cones to guide traffic through the area.
The permanent speed table for the North Main Street slip lane will be constructed at a later date. A temporary rubber speed table and barrels will be deployed for the interim.
A presentation on how to navigate a roundabout was provided at the September Public Works Committee. Hard copy literature is available in the main lobby of City Hall. The City of Rochester appreciates the patience, understanding, and cooperation of its residents and visitors as it works toward the completion of this infrastructure project.