Monroe County wants to narrow Calkins road by 10 feet!
Current road with 21 feet on each side.
Proposed plan will reduce to 16 feet on each side.
Note: To see a cropped version of the official graphic click here
Why is the County doing this?
The county wants to slow speeders and update the water runoff.
The residents who live on and use Calkins road oppose this.
Here is a list of reasons why:
- Firetrucks will be impeded
- Ambulances will be obstructed
- Mail workers will hinder traffic
- Retrieving mail closer to dangerous traffic
- Garbage Trucks will block traffic
- No safe street parking
- 7 inch Sharp granite curb is more dangerous
- Residents can't safely merge onto the street
- Utility Service trucks will impede traffic
- Driveway edge will be steeper
- Provides no meaningful improvement
- Could increase traffic to other roads like
Lehigh Station which has more school traffic
- 8'6" trailers barely fit in 10 foot lane
- Narrow shoulders force pedestrians/bicyclists/strollers/wheel chairs
to be closer to traffic and trapped next to curb
What can I do?
Calkins is a 60 year old road and is used by 10,000 vehicles per day.
If you oppose these changes you can purchase and display a sign on your lawn.
Contact Peter Matthews at 1-585-301-1121 calls only no text to purchase a sign.
You can also print out a comment form and physically mail it to the county stating that you oppose the changes.
Link to Monroe County's DOT Calkins project website.
Note: Search for "Calkins Road Improvement Project"For more information on how the neighborhood is opposing this project contact Peter Matthews at 1-585-301-1121 calls only no text.