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Dewey Avenue intersection receives APWA award.

Byline: Velvet Spicer

The realignment of Dewey Avenue and Driving Park Avenue has been named Project of the Year by the Genesee Valley branch of the American Public Works Association.

The project, designed by Bergmann, won in the category of transportation projects less than $5 million. The City of Rochester received the award for the project.

The intersection's realignment first gained notice more than 100 years ago, but it was not until 2006 that the intersection became part of a designated City of Rochester Focused Investment Strategy Area. In 2014, the project secured $1 million in funding to purchase, remove and relocate a store in the northwest corner of the intersection, making way for a realigned Dewey Avenue.

The projectwhich features a 50 percent reduction in the number of potential conflict pointswas completed in November 2018.

"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," Mayor Lovely Warren said in a statement. "Effective traffic flow is critical to a neighborhood's ability to create jobs, become safer and more vibrant and create better educational opportunities." / 585-653-4021

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Title Annotation:American Public Works Association
Author:Spicer, Velvet
Publication:Rochester Business Journal
Article Type:Brief article
Geographic Code:1USA
Date:Feb 14, 2019
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